Gilman accused the agency’s oversight board of ramrodding the project through the application process, despite the proposal being just six pages long. Gimson has said the type of proposal didn’t require a full scientific review under agency rules but has since conceded missteps in how that award was handled.
In wake of the Peloton findings, CPRIT announced it would institute new rules that require independent third parties to make sure grant review policies are followed. The agency said it will install a compliance certification process that will accompany every recommended proposal given to the oversight committee.
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