Peer Review Guidance

Peer review is often conducted as part of a funding application. If this is the case, it is advisable to ensure that you have a copy of an executive summary of the issues raised during the peer review and how those issues were addressed.

It is important to note that a funding application is not the only reason why a research project may need peer review, see below for other requirements which may also apply to unfunded research.

CRN Portfolio Applications

If you are applying for your study to be Adopted to the Clinical Research Network Portfolio, the application process requires a peer review process which meets their criteria (appendix 1) of being independent, expert and proportionate.

NB. The CRN do not make the above exception for educational research – they still require an independent peer review.

Peer Review - References and Further Reading

A variety of related resources are available internally at the University and from external organisations.