Clinical Research Glossary

peer review peer review


Evaluation by independent experts.

Example of peer review in a sentence

Medical journal articles and grant applications often go through a peer review process.

More Info

Peer review involves a critical assessment of the ethics, methods, conduct, analysis, and reporting of research by other experts in the field. Peer review is done by people who are independent and not involved in the research study conduct.

A peer review process helps maintain rigor, independence, validity, standards and integrity of research studies.

A peer review process asks “Does the content we are reviewing meet the expected quality and standard?”

Other info to think about when joining a study

You could hear about scientific journal articles going through a “peer review” process before they can be published. Many scientific journals that report research results include a peer review step to make sure the information is shared publicly.

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