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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

>>>>> Package deadlines have been changed. Deadlines are May 15 (spring-summer) and November 15 (fall-winter). These changes will allow us to avoid busy leave and field seasons and plan panels more efficiently.

>>>>> We are currently scheduling RSR/DSR training sessions for the 2023 spring-summer cycle. Three sessions are planned for early 2023:

  • Friday, January 27 from 2-3:30 pm ET
  • Wednesday, February 15 from 2:30-4 pm ET
  • Thursday, March 16 from 3-4:30 pm ET

If you are interested in attending any session, please email RGE-EDGE@usgs.gov for a meeting link.

>>>>> NOTE: The RGE-EDGE Team holds approximately 12-14 evaluation panels a cycle. Cycles extend from early summer into November (spring-summer) or late-fall into May (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.

>>>>> 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 SCIENTISTS BEING REVIEWED (RGE, EDGE and ST)

 

FOR PANELISTS

RGE:

EDGE:

 
TRAINING

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