The draft report presents a set of proposed Integrated Review Groups (IRGs, clusters of scientifically related study sections) that serve as the functional units of review in CSR, some cultural norms they believe are needed to make the system operate optimally, and the procedures and principles to be followed in phase 2, when the study sections that populate the IRGs will be created.
The draft report is posted at http://www.csr.nih.gov/bioopp/select.htm. A summary is published in the Policy Forum of Science (cover date: 30 July 1999). Dr. Bruce Alberts is chair of the panel, an ad hoc working group of the CSR Advisory Committee. Names and affiliations of the panel are also available at http://www.csr.nih.gov/bioopp/select.htm.