Rigorous peer review is a cornerstone of MSFHR funding competitions. We convene expert panels to evaluate all award applications and ensure the research we support meets the highest scientific standards.
This mechanism maintains our accountability to the Government of British Columbia and the research community at large.
Peer review principles
All information contained in applications submitted to MSFHR, reports made by reviewers, and review panel discussion is strictly confidential and subject to the BC Personal Information Protection Act.
All reviewers must read and agree to abide by MSFHR’s Guidelines on Conflict of Interest prior to viewing any application information.
Reviewers are expected to be fair and reasonable, to exercise meticulous scientific judgment, and to understand and take into account the particular context of each application.
2017 Scholar Program
Resources for review panel members (PDF)
- Evaluation criteria
- Evaluation process
- Tutorial: Pre-meeting scores and comments - primary/secondary reviewer and panel member
- Review panel orientation webinar
- Knowledge translation and peer review
2016 Trainee Program
Resources for review panel members
- ApplyNet video tutorials
- Evaluation criteria (PDF)
- Evaluation process (PDF)
- Tutorial: Conflicts and Preferences (PDF)
- Tutorial: Pre-Meeting Scores and Comments – Chairs (PDF)
- Tutorial: Pre-Meeting Scores and Comments – Lead Reviewers and Panel Members (PDF)
- Tutorial: Review Meeting (PDF)
Resources for applicants