Patient and Community Peer Review Academy

Training for patients and community members to review scientific research proposals, provide meaningful perspectives and contribute towards grant decision-making.

Patient & Community Peer Review Academy

The Ohio State University Center for Clinical & Translational Science and our pediatric partner, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, values the opinion and input of our patients and community members in the research that we fund. 

We are working hard to design a grant review process that is fair, comprehensive and rewarding since the decisions we make have a serious impact on research conducted at our institutions. The Patient & Community Peer Review Academy is a newly added component of the CCTS Pilot Funding Program. The CCTS Pilot Funding Program held its first ever Patient & Community Peer Review Academy on March 25, 2019 with 11 community members. Our goals include: 

  • Engage patients and communities in every phase of the translational process (CTSA Program Goal 2)
  • Ensure that the research question is not only relevant and applicable to the affected community and target group but also aligns with their priorities   
  • Foster bi‐directional alliance and dialogue between academic researchers and patients/caregivers/community
  • Improve research participant recruitment and retention
  • Promote the integration of special and underserved populations in translational research across the human lifespan (CTSA Program Goal 3)   


Key Dates:

Release Date: October 30, 2019 

Application Due Date: December 15, 2019

Notice of Selection: December 20, 2019

Mandatory Training #1: January 31, 2020, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mandatory Training #2: February 7, 2020, 8 am - 12:00 pm

Mandatory Proposal Review Meeting: April 6, 2020

Important Information:

Academy Eligibility, Guidelines & Honorarium

Application Form

Planning Pilot Studies in Clinical & Translational Research

Additional Information


Questions? Please contact Dr. Tanya Mathew, CCTS.