Grants Administration Working Group – Bias in Peer Review

10/6/2020 3:00-4:00pm ET - Webinars

Please join the Grants Administration Working Group on a Zoom webinar around bias in peer review and potential interventions for bias reduction. With diversity and equity being at the forefront of national discussion, ensuring a fair and equitable peer review process is more important and timely now than ever. Featured speakers will include:

  • Eileen Melnick, Director of Grants & Awards, Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation; Co-Chair, Grants Administration Working Group
    Eileen will discuss Conquer Cancer’s initial steps to reduce bias and some easy-to-implement approaches.
  • Molly Carnes, MD, MS, Virginia Valian Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Industrial & Systems Engineering; Director, Center for Women’s Health Research; and Co-director, Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Molly will discuss the current thinking in the field, her “Bias Reduction in Scientific Peer Review” (BRISPR) study to date, and the impending pilot intervention program for bias reduction.
  • Jessica Biddinger, Senior Manager of Research Operations, American Heart Association
    Jessica will discuss American Heart Association’s involvement in Molly’s work and how other HRA Members organizations might be able to similarly collaborate and implement bias reduction practices into their review cycles.

There will be ample time for Q&A and discussion, so please come prepared to share questions, suggestions, and any experiences your organization has had in implementing bias reduction practices.