Currently, AHRQ has a chartered Health Services Research Initial Review Group (IRG) responsible for the peer review of research and training grant applications submitted for funding consideration. This IRG is currently comprised of five subcommittees or study sections, explained in the following link:
AHRQ study sections convene three times per year to review grant applications submitted to three different cycles. Study section members are appointed for up to a maximum of four years.
Factors to be considered in nominating qualified individuals include: competence in a scientific, technical or clinical discipline or research specialty, particularly in health services research, fairness and unbiased judgment and review, ability to work effectively in a group context, commitment to complete work assignments. AHRQ supports diverse study sections by gender, racial and ethnic minority, and geographic representation.
In sending your nomination, specify your professional/scientific/technical expertise, affiliations and full contact information. We would like to receive your recommendations no later than Friday, June 28, 2013.
Please direct your e-mails to:
Kishena C. Wadhwani, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Director, Division of Scientific Review (DSR)
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations (OEREP)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
540 Gaither Road, Room 2032
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 427-1556
Fax: (301) 427-1562