Research Grant Reviewers

Research Grant Reviewers

Panel Membership: 

The Arthritis Society composes review panels for our research grant and award competitions. Panel membership includes both scientific and consumer reviewers. The Arthritis Society’s review panels follow a rigorous peer-review process to assess research proposals. For more information on current research grants and awards competitions, please view our Research Programs & Awards webpage.   

Consumer Reviewers: 

The Arthritis Society strongly values the voice of consumers in research and includes consumer reviewers on its research peer-review panels. The consumer reviewer’s role is to assess the feasibility, relevance, and potential impact of the research as well as the quality of the lay sections (i.e., sections written for non-scientific audiences). Detailed scientific knowledge is not required as consumers are not required or expected to review the scientific methodology or approaches.   

If you are a person living with arthritis or supporting someone with arthritis and would like to volunteer to serve on a peer review panel, please complete the following Consumer Reviewer Self-Nomination Form [PDF 115kB] and submit to research@arthrtis.ca. Please note that submission of a form does not guarantee participation on a panel. 

Scientific Reviewers  

Scientific reviewers are recruited for various roles on Arthritis Society’s research review panels (i.e., chair, member and scientific officer).  Composition on a panel will depend on the expertise needed for the applications under review.  If you would like to volunteer to serve on a peer review panel, please complete the following Scientific Reviewer Self-Nomination Form. Please note that submission of a form does not guarantee participation on a panel. 

To receive updates on Arthritis Society competitions, award announcements, volunteer opportunities, and research-related events, please fill out this Form to be added to the research mailing list.