Should You Apply to Be a Scientific or Stakeholder Reviewer?
Scientific reviewers will be members of the health and healthcare research communities with technical or specialized research backgrounds and prior experience writing and/or reviewing research applications.
Stakeholder reviewers will include patients, caregivers, clinicians, and others with previous experience in reviewing research. In addition to patients, caregivers, and clinicians, we define stakeholders to include the following or their representatives:
- Clinicians/clinician associations (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, other clinicians, professional societies and associations)
- Organizational providers (hospitals, integrated delivery systems, clinics, community health centers, pharmacies, nursing facilities)
- Purchasers (employers, self-insured, government, and other entities)
- Payers (insurers, Medicare and Medicaid, states, and labor trusts)
- Industry (drug, device, biotechnology, and technology vendors)
- Policymakers (elected officials or policymaking entities)
- Educational institutions
Source: Concannon TW, Meissner P, Grunbaum JA. A new taxonomy for stakeholder engagement in patient-centered outcomes research. J Gen Intern Med. 2012; Apr 13. (Epub ahead of print).
Each reviewer type has specific qualifications and responsibilities. You can apply in only one category, so please consider which is most appropriate for you. More information about each type of reviewer is available through the following links.
Find out more about being a scientific reviewer.
Find out more about being a stakeholder reviewer.