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Clinical Trials: AIDS Trials Take On Peer Review

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Science  05 Jan 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5245, pp. 20-21
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5245.20


Members of the world's pre-eminent AIDS drug testing network, the AIDS Clinical Trials Network, say the group reviewing their grants doesn't know what it's doing. They have protested to the funding agency, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and those protests have opened a window onto the normally secretive grant review process. The review group, in response, says that some leading institutions simply wrote poor grants.