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Press Release 12-092
National Science Foundation Hosts Inaugural Global Summit on Merit Review

Fifty heads of international research councils released a statement of merit review principles and established a Global Research Council

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Leaders from a two-day inaugural Global Summit on Merit Review, hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a set of merit review principles and established a Global Research Council. Heads of research councils from about 50 countries participated in the summit and joined the Global Research Council.

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Leaders from about 50 countries gathered for a two-day inaugural Global Summit on Merit Review, hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF), agreed upon and released a set of merit review principles and established a Global Research Council.

The merit review principles, crafted by the summit leaders, is recognized as an essential tool for evaluating scientific research.

Credit: National Science Foundation

 

Photograph of the heads of research councils from about 50 countries.

NSF hosted members from G20/OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries, which are typically most research intensive, and countries with emerging scientific enterprises, including those involved with the State Department Science Envoys program. The merit review process, as practiced by NSF and other leading funding agencies, is recognized as an essential tool for evaluating scientific research.

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