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area amid a gunfight between security forces and militants Locals alleged that a vehicle of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ran over Adil Ahmed Yadoo as people protested and clashed with security forces near the shootout site in Safa Kadal — a densely populated downtown neighbourhood on the banks of the Jhelum The area is some distance away from Chattabal where a militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight with security forces Representational image PTI However CRPF PRO Rakesh Yadav refuted the allegation that the civilian was hit by a vehicle of the force "There was no CRPF vehicle in the area and the allegation is baseless" Yadav said Locals and police said Yadoo was critically injured in the accident and was taken to the nearby SMHS Hospital He was declared brought dead "A medical bulletin suggests that the person died due to a crush injury in a road traffic accident Citizens may not pay heed to rumours" police said in a statement Meanwhile intermittent firing exchange was still on in the area even as security forces killed a militant police said Security forces including police and CRPF surrounded the Chattabal area following a tip-off about the presence of two militants in a hideout "One holed-up militant is still engaged in the gunfight with the security forces" a police source said A CRPF officer has been injured and internet services were suspended across the Srinagar district Late last month many scientists submitted their first grant proposals of the year to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) the largest US funder of biomedical research Each will be graded by a panel of external reviewers—scientists who volunteer to rate the merit of the ideas presented by their peers The scores peer reviewers award will play a big role in deciding which proposals NIH funds and the process is extremely competitive: In 2014 the agency funded just 188% of the more than 27000 proposals for a bread-and-butter R01 grant In recent years however some observers have been questioning whether merit alone determines the outcome of such peer reviews which many agencies around the world use to award research grants Some studies have found that certain geographic or demographic groups such as minorities or researchers from certain states can fare unusually poorly in funding competitions raising concerns that bias—conscious or unconscious—is skewing scores Other experiments have raised questions about the role of randomness and subjectivity in scoring showing that two groups of reviewers can give the same proposals very different scores leading to different funding outcomes Now a new computer simulation explores just how sensitive the process might be to bias and randomness Its answer: very Small biases can have big consequences concludes Eugene Day a health care systems engineer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Research Policy He found that bias that skews scores by just 3% can result in noticeable disparities in funding rates The “results are astonishing—funding is exceptionally sensitive to bias” says ecologist Ruth Hufbauer of Colorado State University Fort Collins And although the simplified simulation may not explain exactly what’s happening in the real world it does offer “a framework for quantifying the big-picture financial effects of institutionalized bias” says geobiologist Hope Jahren of the University of Hawaii Manoa “It shows how systemic bias against any group translates into fewer dollars and cents to [a scientist] belonging to that group irrespective of other factors” To explore the role of bias in peer review Day created a simplified mathematical model of the review process Like anatomical models that allow medical students to practice costly surgical techniques without hurting anyone Day’s model allowed him to conduct an inexpensive—and victimless—funding experiment First Day created two classes of imaginary grant applicants: a “preferred class” and a “non-preferred class” Each class submitted a pool of 1000 grants to a funder; the two pools were statistically identical in quality Next three computer-generated reviewers scored each grant (That’s the number of reviewers used in many real-world competitions) In an ideal world the scores would match the intrinsic quality of the grant In the simulation however Day introduced some more realistic randomness: Not all reviewers scored the same grant the same way And in what outsiders call a creative move Day based the simulation’s randomness on the differences he’s seen in scores given to his own real-world grants “This was a very clever approach” Hufbauer says because few researchers publicly report how their grants were scored obscuring such variation So Day’s study “highlights that public data on variability in scores are not readily available yet are a key piece of the puzzle of who is and who isn’t funded” she says In the final step Day introduced bias For the grants submitted by the “non-preferred” investigators the three reviewers could reduce their scores by a little a lot or not at all (No reduction represented unbiased scoring) Overall Day found that he could begin to detect bias in grant scores between the two groups when it amounted to just 19% of the scores given to the “non-preferred” grants And when biased reviewers took more than 28% off the scores awarded to grants from the nonpreferred applicants the bias began to affect funding decisions—even though that number is smaller than the difference in scores produced by randomness In practical terms the results meant that nonpreferred investigators had to submit higher quality grants to get money whereas preferred investigators could get relatively lower quality grants funded For instance in a simulation that assumed that the top 10% of grants were funded and that bias reduced the scores of nonpreferred applicants by an average of 37% the preferred applicants got 118 funded grants compared with just 82 from nonpreferred applicants (Unbiased scoring would produce a roughly equal number of grants awarded in each group) The simplified simulation has limitations For example many funding agencies don’t rely on scores alone to award all grants; they have program managers who review the scores and use them as one albeit important guide to picking winners And Day writes that “it remains unknown how much bias there is in the real world and how much that bias influences scores—and thus awards—of grants” But the study does highlight “how little reviewer bias is necessary to result in noticeable outcome biases” he says And although “bias may be small in comparison to reviewer randomness” he notes it can still give an edge to preferred groups If funding agencies recognize that fact and figure out how to address subtle bias he adds they could improve the overall quality of the grant applications they fund “That such a minor bias could change funding outcomes is frankly shocking” Hufbauer says She adds that it should be a reminder to those who review grant and employment applications that even subtle bias can alter decisionsWamstad has been an assistant state’s attorney since 2008 and is the team lead for the personal crimes division. or faculty advancement based on scholarly merit. 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