What is the Reviewer Profile?
The Reviewer Profile has been developed as a tool to build and support reviewer expertise management. Information gathered from profiles also helps align reviewers with applications' fields of research and strengthens reporting and analytic capabilities.
The Reviewer Profile captures information through a Reviewer Overview and an Expertise Overview.
The Reviewer Overview identifies Reviewer Type and Peer Review language ability. Other information captured in this section, that may or may not be applicable, includes:
- First independent appointment
- Funding history
- Peer Review experience
- Bibliographic information
The Expertise Overview captures expertise through various categories, namely:
- Research Themes
- CIHR Institutes
- Three Expertise descriptor categories:
Individuals are encouraged to choose multiple selections in each of the Expertise descriptor categories above. Selections should be made based on expertise as well as the descriptor categories you are comfortable in reviewing.
For academic researchers, it is mandatory that only one Research Theme and one Area of Science are selected as the Primary expertise. Your Primary expertise represents your main area of research.
It is critical to have Reviewer Profile information complete and updated regularly for this tool to work effectively. The profile can also capture expertise descriptors that you feel are missing, and through a yearly iterative process, expertise descriptors are enhanced to best reflect the health research landscape.
For additional information on the Reviewer Profile, please view the Reviewer Profile Learning Module.
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