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peer review

n. an examination and evaluation of the performance of a professional or technician by a board or committee made up of people in the same occupation. This may arise in determining whether a person has been legitimately discharged, denied promotion or penalized by an employer, or is found to have failed to meet minimum standards of performance and is thus liable in a lawsuit claiming damages due to negligence.

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I mention this in the context of the voluntary nature of accession to the Nepad Peer Review system.
It may be inherent to the peer review system or due, in part, to a lack of consistency in reviewer training within and across journals (i.
Merely moving this old system into a new delivery medium would not solve fundamental problems, but there is the possibility of a better peer review system in the future with the more open environment that electronic publishing will bring.
LaFollette goes into some depth in describing the peer review system that is supposed to help keep research clean.
In this light, is the peer review system a giant sieve with gaping holes?
Both systems have what the report refers to as a peer review system that is focused on prudential issues.
Alfred Gilman, former chief scientific officer for the agency resigned from CPRIT in 2012, citing concerns over whether scientists applying for cancer-research grants were encountering a "functional peer review system.
And I don't think that our ordinary peer review system is operating very effectively in terms of making sure that those claims are judged by the standards of cellular biology.
errors in a "good ole boy system"), and if we are faced with having to present evidence in a legal proceeding that our peer review system is rigorous, unbiased and above reproach, then it may not be enough to ask a second, third or even fourth member of the same medical staff to review an individual chart.
With few exceptions, participants in this study gave a ringing endorsement to the peer review system, in their view, its great strength is democratic self-determination, as researchers themselves chart the future direction and quality of their respective disciplines.
AAU's letter stated that, "by protecting the scientific peer review system, which subjects research proposals to rigorous review for scientific and public health merit, Congress ensures that the highest-quality research--research that contributes directly to public health--is funded with federal dollars.
This could be a gratifying first experience with the peer review system for students.