Reviewers also indicate whether the application reviewed falls into their top or bottom group. The top group should include the applications considered to be highly competitive and most deserving of being funded. This assessment is to be based on the reviewers' total experience with applications over the past five years and will be used during the streamlining phase of review (Section ). Note that this allows reviewers to make an assessment even if they have only reviewed a few applications for that committee meeting. The proportion of applications in each group may vary depending on the overall quality of the applications reviewed.