Office of Science Quality and Integrity

Research Grade Evaluation

The USGS Office of Science Quality and Integrity—in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources—is responsible for administering the USGS Research Grade Evaluation (RGE), Equipment Development Grade Evaluation (EDGE), and Senior Scientist (ST) review processes.

Announcements

The presentation for the 2020 fall/winter RSR/DSR training session is now available

NOTE: The RGE/EDGE Team holds approximately 12 evaluation panels a cycle. Cycles extend from late-spring into September (spring-summer) or late-fall into March (fall-winter). Individual findings will be distributed on a rolling basis as each panel is completed and panel findings are approved by Human Resources. Timing of the distribution of individual findings will depend on when the individual’s panel is scheduled; we do not disclose the panel schedule for a cycle. Results are distributed through center directors for sharing with scientists.

The RSR and DSR templates and guidance have been updated for the 2020 fall/winter cycle! See below for the new documents. Packages are due September 21, 2020. Submit your completed package to submit_rge-edge@usgs.gov (submissions only).

Are you currently (or trying to become) an RGE/EDGE scientist and interested in serving on a panel? We are always looking for volunteers! Just e-mail RGE-EDGE@usgs.gov to let us know and we will add you to our volunteer list!

 

General Information

  • USGS Research and Equipment Development Grade Evaluation Process Handbook (in revision)

RGE:

EDGE:

ST:

For RGE, EDGE and ST Scientists Being Reviewed

For Panelists

RGE:

EDGE:

Training

Questions may be sent to the RGE-EDGE e-mail box: RGE-EDGE@usgs.gov

 

Contacts

Christopher J Johnson

Deputy Director and Bureau Scientific Integrity Officer
Office of Science Quality and Integrity
Phone: 703-648-6643

Steven Hilburger

RGE-EDGE Senior Scientist
Office of Science Quality and Integrity
Phone: 703-648-4036

Cara Campbell

RGE-EDGE Senior Scientist
Office of Science Quality and Integrity
Phone: 703-648-6459

Kevin B Jones

RGE/EDGE Staff Scientist
Office of Science Quality and Integrity
Phone: 703-648-6448

RGE-EDGE Program