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Table 4 Reviewer agreement and proposal scores for the Health program by the Norwegian Foundation Dam in 2017 and 2018

From: Individual versus general structured feedback to improve agreement in grant peer review: a randomized controlled trial

  General feedback group (n = 22) Individual feedback group (n = 19)
Variable 2017 2018 2017 2018
Total number of paired reviews 715 642 545 496
Eligibility agreement, count (%) 612 (86%) 599 (93%) 453 (83%) 417 (84%)
Absolute differencesa, count (%) 601 (84%) 594 (93%) 434 (80%) 409 (82%)
Average proposal score (1–10) 6,3 ± 1,93 6,6 ± 1,85 5,7 ± 2,14 6,2 ± 1,97
Average absolute difference 2,0 ± 1,54 1,8 ± 1,47 2,2 ± 1,59 1,9 ± 1,48
  1. Values are mean ± SD unless otherwise stated. aProposals where both reviewers in the paired review considered the proposal to be eligible and a score difference could be calculated. The numbers differ from “Eligibility agreement” because the latter includes both agreement regarding eligibility and ineligibility