Unconscious bias affects our judgment without us realizing it—and this can influence the review of a grant. Due to unconscious bias, peer reviewers may rate an application differently based on the gender, age, language, culture or even the affiliated institution of an applicant. To help identify potential sources of unconscious bias and mitigate them, CIHR has developed a learning module. The full module is now available online and is mandatory for peer reviewers.
Test yourself - try the 19-minute Unconscious Bias in Peer Review training module now.