NIJ's Standing Review Panels

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About NIJ's Standing Review Panels

The Standing Review Panels (SRPs) represent NIJ's continuing commitment to the scientific integrity at the heart of its mission. Any science agency awarding external research grants must rely on a well-founded peer review process. By adopting SRPs, NIJ is following a model for peer review that has been extensively tested and is now relied on by most federal science agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences.

NIJ is confident that SRPs will help us make well-informed decisions about our research investments. Based on positive results from the first several years of SRPs, NIJ has committed to continuing to use SRPs in our peer review process.

SRP Structure and Function

An SRP consists of about 15 rotating members who serve three-year terms. Ad hoc members may be appointed on a temporary basis to fill in for members who cannot serve in a given year or to provide additional needed expertise.

Each SRP convenes annually in Washington, D.C., for two to three days in mid- to late June. At the meeting, the full panel discusses the most competitive applications and determines a final peer review score for each application. 

Before the meeting, each proposal is assigned to a pair of panel members to conduct an initial written technical merit review (TMR). Panelists are given at least three weeks to complete their written reviews. Depending on panel size and application volume, each member may be asked to review three to 12 proposals. Only the top-scoring applications from the TMR round advance to consideration by the full panel. At the in-person meeting, each TMR reviewer pair leads the full panel in discussion and evaluation of those proposals. The full panel then votes to determine a consensus final peer review score.

Selecting Panelists 

NIJ selects panelists based on research and practical experience in their areas of expertise. The NIJ Consultant Information Database is one source that we use to identify potential panelists. While we invite researchers and practitioners to register on NIJ's Consultant Information SystemExit Notice, it is not necessary to become a panelist, nor is it guaranteed that you will be selected to serve on a panel.

Fiscal Year 2014 Members of the Standing Review Panels

  • Donald Adjeroh, West Virginia University
  • Jose Almirall, Florida International University
  • Kathleen Auerhahn, Temple University
  • Mark Bach, Fort McDowell Police Department
  • Benjamin Bachrach, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
  • Brian Beard, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lawrence Bench, University of Utah
  • Brett Bishop, Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory
  • Howard Black, Colorado Springs Police Department
  • Christopher Boehnen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Amy Bonomi, Michigan State University
  • Robert Brame, University of South Carolina
  • Bonnie Brandl, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
  • Chester Britt, Northeastern University
  • Ashley Brooks-Russell, University of Colorado Denver
  • Aaron Brudenell, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Southern Regional Crime Laboratory
  • Eric Buel, State of Vermont Forensic Laboratory (Ret.)
  • Michael Buerger, Bowling Green State University
  • Jason Burnett, University of Texas Medical School at Houston
  • George Burruss, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • JoAnn Buscaglia, FBI Laboratory
  • Noël Busch-Armendariz, University of Texas at Austin
  • Marc Buslik, Chicago Police Department
  • Deborah Capaldi, Oregon Social Learning Center
  • Jeremy Carter, Indiana University
  • Nicholas Castle, University of Pittsburgh
  • Lauren Cattaneo, George Mason University
  • Marilyn Chandler Ford, Volusia County Corrections
  • Victoria Chen, University of Texas, Arlington
  • Mitru Ciarlante, Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Richard Conners, Virginia Tech
  • Sarah Cook, Georgia State University
  • Claire Crooks, CAMH Centre for Prevention Science
  • Carlos Cuevas, Northeastern University
  • Tina Daniels, Carleton University
  • Jan De Kinder, Nationaal Instituut voor Criminalistiek en Criminologie (Belgium)
  • Kristine Dougherty, Florida Department of Corrections
  • Kelly Dunne, Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center
  • John Erickson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Dorothy Espelage, College of Education at Illinois
  • Jay Farr, Arlington County Police Department
  • Janette Schatteles Flintoft, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office
  • Natasha Frost, Northeastern University
  • Robert Gaensslen, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Colleen Gallopin, Break the Cycle
  • Brett Garland, Missouri State University
  • Joseph Gaugler, University of Minnesota
  • Peggy Giordano, Bowling Green State University
  • Mike Gorn, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Forensic Services Section
  • Megan Greeson, DePaul University
  • John Grych, Marquette University
  • Sherry Hamby, Sewanee, the University of the South
  • Peter Harrington, Ohio University
  • David Hirschel, University Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Beth Huebner, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Alan Izenman, Temple University
  • Nola Joyce, Philadelphia Police Department
  • Brooke Weinger Kammrath, University of New Haven
  • Michael Keller, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
  • Jessie Krienert, Illinois State University
  • David LaBahn, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Tamara Larsen, City of Saint Paul, Attorney’s Office
  • TK Logan, University of Kentucky
  • Kall Loper, Loper Forensic Services; Southern Methodist University
  • Ed Maguire, American University
  • Christopher Maxwell, Michigan State University
  • Betsy McAlister Groves, Child Witness to Violence Project Boston Medical Center
  • Thomas McEwen, Institute for Law and Justice
  • Sarah McLean, John F. Finn Institute for Public Safety, Inc.
  • Sarah McMahon, Rutgers University, School of Social Work
  • Holly Ventura Miller, University of North Florida
  • Ojmarrh Mitchell, University of South Florida
  • Shannon Myrick, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Candice Odgers, Duke University
  • Mike O’Leary, Towson University
  • Kristine Olsson, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Crime Laboratory
  • Debra Patterson, Wayne State University
  • Anthony Peguero, Virginia Tech
  • Julia Perilla, Georgia State University
  • Karl Ricanek, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Toni Roberts, FBI Laboratory
  • Claude Roux, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Barry Ruback, Pennsylvania State University
  • Scott Shappell, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Sam Siewert, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • David Slayton, Texas Office of Court Administration
  • Marc Smith, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sidney Stahl, National Institute on Aging (Ret.)
  • Loretta Stalans, Loyola University Chicago
  • Marianne Stam, California Department of Justice
  • Libby Stern, FBI Laboratory
  • Philip Matthew Stinson, Bowling Green State University
  • Tami Sullivan, Yale School of Medicine
  • Larry Tang, George Mason University
  • Travis Taniguchi, Police Foundation
  • Bruce Taylor, NORC at the University of Chicago
  • Chris Taylor, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory
  • Jeff Temple, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Alice Thomas, U.S. Secret Service
  • Joyce Thomas, Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Inc.
  • Steve Van Dine, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • Edward Wall, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Haonan Wang, Colorado State University
  • Martin Wells, Cornell University

Fiscal Year 2014 Solicitations Reviewed by the Standing Review Panels

Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences [1]

Office of Science and Technology 

Office of Research and Evaluation

Note

[1] Proposals in the forensic disciplines of impression and pattern evidence and trace evidence were evaluated by separate SRPs. All other proposals submitted under this solicitation were evaluated through an ad hoc peer review process.

Date Modified: November 17, 2014