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Responsible Conduct of Research

Peer Review of Grants and Papers

Course objectives
  1. Identify strategies to manage potential conflicts of interest related to peer review of grants and papers
  2. Describe guidelines for identifying and responding to allegations of plagiarism
  3. Identify resources
Course resources
  • Responsibilities of a peer reviewer – From: Introduction to the Responsible conduct of Research, by Nicholas H. Steneck, published by ORI
  • How do you manage confidentiality and potential conflict of roles?
  • Responses to peer review based on articles
  • Mock study section to review grant – model training grant submission
    • One person discuss process
    • Illustrate review process and the type of issues raised
    • Discuss the dynamic of decision making
    • How does each panel member manage confidentiality
  • Strategy videos – based on interviews and Columbia videos
Other Resources
Questions that focus content:
  1. What are a reviewers responsibilities regarding confidentiality?
  2. What strategies can you use to manage potential conflict around authorship?
  3. Whose responsibility is it to identify or respond to allegations of plagiarism?
  4. How do you handle peer review feedback?
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