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by  /  1 May 2015

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Peer power

When it comes to funding decisions, do peer review panels favor big names or big ideas? A study published last week in Science suggests these all-powerful panels are pretty good at picking the best proposals — ones that lead to publications that have a lot of impact. The findings help put to rest two popular misconceptions: that prestige trumps merit, and that shrinking budgets have transformed the grant application process into a lottery, Danielle Li, assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, told Retraction Watch.