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Peer Review Notes

Published by the NIH Center for Scientific Review:

Peer Review Notes January 2015

Inside NIA: A Blog for Researchers

Strengthen your research plan for a better score – Dos and Don’ts by Dallas Anderson, Program Administrator, Dementias of Aging Branch, Division of Neuroscience, January 28, 2015.


National Institutes of Health -Office of Extramural Research

Standard Due Dates for Completing Applications - Lists deadlines for NIH Grants along with links to application instructions.

Types of Grant Programs - Features a comprehensive chart which explains the various activity codes and research-related programs the NIH supports (e.g. R01, R03, R15, R21, U01 K99/R00, etc.).  Also contains information related to Program Project/Center Grants (P series), Resource Grants, and Trans-NIH Programs.

Florida Department of Health - External Links

Florida Department of Health - Grant Funding - List of external websites including agencies, organizations and portals which provide public health-related grant opportunities.

Data Management Plan Tool

UCF now has institutional access to DMPTool:, a collaborative effort between the University of California, the California Digital Library, DataONE, the Digital Curation Centre (UK), the Smithsonian Institution, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Virginia Library.

DMPTool allows researchers to:

  • Create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies
  • Meet requirements for data management plans
  • Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data management plan
  • Learn about resources and services available at your institution to fulfill the data management requirements of their grants 

This resource contains a template for NIH projects in addition to the other agencies supported. All you have to do to get started is to click on the link above, select University of Central Florida from the drop down menu, then choose the new user option and provide your name and email.

Office of Research & Commercialization Links

  • Funding Opportunities  - Provides links to multiple funding sources, including PIVOT, Grant Forward, and Grants.Gov.
  • Funder Tool Kits - This guide was created as a sandbox for ideas and concepts related to grant agencies and other research topics. It currently covers NIH Resources, NSF Resources, and Private Foundation Resources. The Grant Funders Guide is a collaborative effort of the UCF Libraries and Office of Research & Commercialization (ORC).
  • Pivot Resources - Includes links to sample searches by discipline, the PIVOT Quick Start Guide, and the Pivot YouTube Channel.


Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) website:

Predatory Journal and Conference Investigation Resources


Beall's List of Potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers (Archived):

Open access / Predatory publishers / Questionable conferences: Questionable conferences (CalTech Libraries):

Articles and Blog Postings:

Butler, D. (2013). Investigating journals: The dark side of publishing. Nature, 495(7442), 433-435. Retrieved from

Stratford, M. (2012). 'Predatory' online journals lure scholars who are eager to publish. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 58(27). Retrieved from

Pai, M. & Franco, E. (2016, October 13). Predatory conferences undermine science and scam academics [Blog post]. Retrieved from

If you do not find the organization/journal you are interested in on these lists/articles, please contact your UCF Librarian.