Reviewers have to submit critiques and scores electronically for assigned applications during the Submit and Edit phases. Reviewers may also submit critiques and scores for applications that they are not assigned.
Note that reviewers will be unable to submit critiques and scores if they have not signed their pre-meeting conflict of interest certification in IAR. An alert will notify reviewers and they will need to click a link to go ahead and certify the pre-meeting COI before they can submit critiques and scores.
Basic Tasks (step-by-step instructions and screenshots)*
- Locating critique templates — Templates can be found in IAR’s meeting materials folder, or by clicking on the application’s ‘Critique Template’ link on the List of All Applications screen. Reviewers can also download all critique templates for all applications specifically assigned to them by using the zip file link on the List of My Assigned Applications screen or the List of All Applications screen (See Reviewers: Locating Critique Template link in IAR). If you have any questions, please contact your SRO.
- How to submit critiques and scores
Note: Only Word documents (doc, docx) can be uploaded, not pdfs
* You must be logged into IAR via eRA Commons with appropriate role(s) to complete these activities.
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Figure 1: The submit link is access by the three-dot ellipses icon in the Role column on the List of My Assigned Applications screen. The link takes the reviewer to the Submit Critique and Preliminary Score screen.
Figure 2: The Submit Critique and Preliminary Score screen
- Reviewers: Submitting Critiques and Preliminary Scores (Video; 4:11 minutes)
This tutorial walks reviewers through submitting critiques and preliminary scores in the IAR module.