The Peer Review at Crowdacure

 
How does it work?

Funding medical research is very competitive. Every project requires a significant amount of money, yet the available funds are limited. When deciding what research will get the grant, the first criterion is what are the priorities of the funding organisation, its agenda. Other key elements are the scientific and medical quality of the project and the research team. Traditionally, the organisation giving the grant will ask peer experts (experts in the particular relevant field of research) to review the project for them- hence Peer Review. Crowdacure follows the same procedure and works with experts to make sure the projects campaigning on the platform are of good scientific and medical quality (see below).

The candidate researchers will submit to Crowdacure Reviewers the documentation of the review they have been through or alternatively the necessary information to undergo the peer-review by the experts of Crowdacure.​

The experts reviewing the research projects will make sure:

- they are fit to be funded (fundable): they are of good medical and scientific quality or

- that they eventually have been peer-reviewed appropriately elsewhere

- that the projects are hard to fund or researching a field of medicine where funding is insufficient

Crowdacure is a platform dedicated to hard to fund and underfunded medical research. Therefore, the peer review will also assess the funding hardship.

It is common that medical research projects are covered by more than one grants, as they require a significant amount of money. Therefore, together with the research team, the CROWDACURE PRC role will also include determining a mini-goal, which is the minimum reasonable amount of money that could be used to support such a multi-source funding. It will be used to approach philanthropic and public funding sources to support the demand for additional grants.

This policy governs the work of the experts when they review the projects of their colleagues.

Funding Status
Mini Goal
 

The Reviewers

 

Funding medical research is very competitive. Every project requires a significant amount of money, yet the available funds are limited. When deciding what research will get the grant, the first criterion is what are the priorities of the funding organisation, its agenda. Other key elements are the scientific and medical quality of the project and the research team. Traditionally, the organisation giving the grant will ask peer experts (experts in the particular relevant field of research) to review the project for them- hence Peer Review. Crowdacure follows the same procedure and works with experts to make sure the projects campaigning on the platform are of good scientific and medical quality (see below).

 

The candidate researchers will submit to Crowdacure Reviewers the documentation of the review they have been through or alternatively the necessary information to undergo the peer-review by the experts of Crowdacure.

Professor Julian Gold

The Albion Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital Sidney, Australia; Queen Mary University of London, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, UK

Professor Gary Cutter

Chairman, Professor of Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Professor Diego Centonze

 

Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy

Hilla Shaviv

 

Galmedics, Jerusalem, Israel

Dr Bartlomiej Piechowski-Jozwiak

 

King's College Hospital, London, UK

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Professor Gary C Sieck

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Professor Hugh Montgomery

University College Hospital London, UK

Professor Ross Breckenridge

University College Hospital, London, UK

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Professor Adam Deane

Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Professor Olaf Stuve

Veterans Affairs North Texas, Dallas, Texas, USA

Professor Gavin Giovannoni

Barts and The London Institute, London, UK

Professor Cris Constantinecsu

University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Doctor Toral Patel

UT Southwestern, Medical Center Dallas, Texas, USA

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Professor Asma Khalil

 

St George's Hospital, London, UK

Professor Mario Manto

Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

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