Big consequences of small biases: A simulation of peer review

11 Feb 2015 16:55 | Olaf Svenningsen (Administrator)

The journal "Research Policy" recently pre-published a paper by Eugene Day of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Day has created a mathematical simulation of peer review of grant proposals, concluding that this process is very sensitive to any ind of bias, statistically speaking. 

You can read a summary of the study on the ScienceInsider web pages, where you will also find a link to download the paper. 

If you work in pre-award, this is almost required reading...

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