Peer review is one of the nine core areas of responsible conduct of research (RCR), plays an important role in how science self-corrects, and helps promote integrity in research and the published literature. ORI has funded a number of online learning tools, reference materials, and case studies on peer review to facilitate RCR instruction.
Peer Review Modules
- Peer Review chapter from The ORI Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing.
- Chapter Ten: Peer Review from ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research.
- Ethics of Peer Review: A Guide for Manuscript Reviewers
Module contains training materials for young scientists and physicians who are new to the peer review process.
- Test Your Knowledge of Peer Review
Explore common mistakes and dilemmas faced by peer reviewers through a variety of activities such as quizzes, games, cases, etc.
- Evaluating Data Analyses During Peer Review
This web module helps reviewers evaluate the data analysis section of a submission. The tool includes information on univariate and multivariate logistic regression, linear regression models, factorial analysis of variance, analysis of covariance, repeated analysis of variance, and multivariate analysis of variance.
- From the RCR Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing:
- Responsible Authorship and Peer Review:
A training module created by Columbia University that includes three case studies with Q&A discussion guides, annotations, background texts, and annotated resources.