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Always remember that all information gained through peer review processes – whether reviewing grant applications or publications – is confidential and should never be shared. The August 2018 letter sent by the director of the NIH, Francis Collins, specifically reminds the research community to adhere to the confidentiality of these processes.

Individuals serving on NIH, NSF, or other federal agency scientific peer review panels should note and comply with all requirements to maintain the confidentiality of the information in research grant applications.

Sponsor-specific peer review resources

National Institutes of Health

National Science Foundation

Department of Education

Department of Energy