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Criteria for selecting proposals...

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: The standard NIH review criteria, significance, approach, innovation, investigator, environment are used as the basis of merit review. For NLM, these include considerations as to relevance to program objectives; impact on the management and transmission of biomedical knowledge; institutional readiness and resources available to project; expertise of project director and key personnel; scientific or technical merit of project; sustainability of what is deployed, and appropriateness of budget. Comparative priorities on the above criteria are based on collective judgment of peer reviewers. The following criteria are used in considering the scientific and technical merit of SBIR/STTR Phase I grant applications: (1) The soundness and technical merit of the proposed approach; (2) the qualifications of the proposed principal investigator, supporting staff, and consultants; (3) the scientific, technical, or technological innovation of the proposed research; (4) the potential of the proposed research for commercial application; (5) the appropriateness of the budget requested; (6) the adequacy and suitability of the facilities and research environment; and (7) where applicable, the adequacy of assurances detailing the proposed means for (a) safeguarding human or animal subjects, and/or (b) protecting against or minimizing any adverse effect on the environment. Phase II grant applications are reviewed based upon the similar criteria, and on the degree to which the Phase I objectives were met and feasibility demonstrated General Services Administration Office of Governmentwide Policy Office of Acquisition Policy Regulatory and Federal Assistance Publication Division (MVA).