Research admin standards

EPSRC works in partnership with the RCUK Grants Team to deliver peer review.

We will:

  • Manage the process of peer review in a fair, transparent, timely and efficient manner.
  • Notify 90% of all proposers of the outcome of their proposals within 26 weeks of receipt.
  • Use our best judgement in the selection of appropriate reviewers and panel members in order to fulfil the key requirements of peer review.
  • Uphold high standards of integrity in compliance with the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
  • Maintain up to date information about policies, schemes and forms either on the EPSRC website or through the research councils’ joint electronic submission (Je-S) system.
  • Maintain an effective college of peer reviewers to evaluate research proposals and fellowship applications.

EPSRC operates a process for considering and responding to complaints about the peer review process. Please also see information about providing feedback on the service provided by the RCUK Grants Team.