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2 thoughts on “#EndTheCCV update

  • Mathieu Ferron

    Please end the ccv and replace it with a simple Biosketch NIH style. The CCV is draining so much energy which could be use for much more important things (like research).

    Mathieu Ferron, PhD
    Professeur agrégé de recherche IRCM – Associate IRCM Research Professor
    Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Bone and Energy Metabolism
    Director, Molecular Physiology Research Unit
    Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)
    110 ave des Pins O.
    Montreal, Québec
    H2W 1R7
    Tel: 514-987-5754
    Email: mathieu.ferron@ircm.qc.ca

  • Chris A McGibbon

    Although I have learned to live with the CCV, in my past experience as a researcher and peer reviewer in the U.S. I have found the 5-page Biosketch used by NIH, NSF, VA, etc. to be highly effective and efficient, both for the applicant and the peer reviewers. The semi-structured format allows considerable flexibility for applicants of all types (academic, community, industry, government, etc.) to include the information that makes the most sense for them, rather than being constrained to use an academic format. For peer reviewers, the 5-page BioSketch saves considerable time and resources for evaluating team members of a grant application.

    It is particularly concerning that the CCV restricts the listing of publications and other contributions to a relatively short period of time (5 to 6 years), making it difficult for researchers of all types and fields to illustrate their contributions. A format that allows an applicant to choose what information is relevant to include makes the most sense. Peer reviewers are free to determine whether that information is relevant. The current CCV format assumes applicants and peer reviewers are not capable of achieving this.

    I would support completely doing away with a centrally controlled CV system, replacing it with a semi-structured free-form CV such as the 5-page NIH Biosketch.