Created on Thursday, 29 Jan 2015. Posted in Funding
NIHR funding panels are now being asked to review plain English summaries during their first meeting as part of the new guidance.
Panel members must consider the quality of the plain English summary for all applications and rate them as excellent, good, fair or poor. Committees will then rate the plain English summary for each application during the meeting using the electronic scoring system according to this four point scale.
Appendix C: Plain English summary guidance for reviewers and board and panel members
The plain English summary is intended for an interested audience, who are not necessarily specialists. The summary should be written at roughly the same level as an article in a newspaper. With this in mind, please comment on the following: