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Peer review

Last reviewed 
29 September 2017

All members use rigorous peer review to select the best research to fund.


All our members:

Quality and standards 
  • Our five principles of peer review are: accountability, balance, independent decision making, rotation and impartiality.
  • We assess charities’ peer review processes when they apply for membership and carry out an audit of all members every five years.
  • Universities, government and funding bodies use AMRC membership as a hallmark of quality.
Data and impact 
  • Our five-yearly audit provides quality and benchmarking data on how AMRC members carry out peer review.
  • Funding from AMRC members that is awarded in universities via peer review and open competition is eligible for the Charity Research Support Fund (CRSF). The fund adds up to 26p to every charity pound invested in universities.