Managed Evaluation and Reporting Integrated Toolkit (Merit)
The federal government spends billions of dollars on basic and applied research each year. To ensure proper stewardship of these taxpayer dollars, the government requires regular peer review of research projects by independent subject matter experts. To help ensure reviews are transparent, consistent, and an effective use of the time invested by reviewers, principal investigators, and federal program staff, BCS leverages its Managed Evaluation and Reporting Integrated Toolkit (MERIT) as well as an experienced staff who specialize in implementing rigorous review processes. MERIT, a proprietary web-based peer review tool, assists clients in managing and executing project- and program-level peer reviews by consolidating independent reviewer comments and scores, sharing relevant files, and managing process logistics.