The ANR participates in the first global summit on merit review in the USA
They have established a Global Research Council (GRC), which will provide a forum for 50 heads of research councils from around the world to meet regularly and address issues of common interest. It will be governed by a board with equal numbers from developing and developed countries. The next global summit will be hosted by Brazil and Germany in Berlin on May 27-29, 2013.
The leaders of research councils moreover released a Statement of Principles of Scientific Merit Review. The merit review principles crafted by the summit leaders include: transparency, peer review, impartiality, confidentiality, integrity and ethical consideration. The merit review process, as practiced by leading funding agencies, is therefore recognized as an essential tool for evaluating scientific research.
- Statement of Principles of Scientific Merit Review : http://www.globalresearchcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Statement-of-Principles-for-Scientific-Merit-Review1.pdf
- Subra Suresh, NSF Director’s Editorial for Science: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/336/6084/959.full.pdf
- NSF press release: “National Science Foundation Hosts Inaugural Global Summit on Merit Review” : www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp;