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Introducing Members (IMs) assigned from Committee

Application are normally assigned to at least 2 committee members, called ‘Introducing Members’ (IMs).

IMs are assigned to applications based on scientific expertise and balance of workload, also taking into account any conflicts of interest. IMs are sent their assigned applications to comment on the appropriateness of the referees nominated by the applicant, and suggest additional referees.

The Committee's membership comprises both core and pool members to ensure that the appropriate scientific expertise is available for all applications being considered. Membership will be different for each grant round.

Members are nominated and appointed using our Appointments Board process and a register of conflicts of interest is maintained. Further details regarding conflicts of interest can be found in the following documents:

  • Responsive mode Research Committees declared conflicts of interest
  • Handbook for Council, Board, Panel and Committee Members (page 28)









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