Put Peer Review Under Review

Published in: Research Europe, April 25, 2013

Posted on RAND.org on April 01, 2013

by Steven Wooding

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Peer review is the conventional route which funding bodies use to deliver research grants to their chosen scientists. There is little evidence that peer review is the best way to apportion research money — and even less evidence for the alternatives. Funders should be experimenting with different approaches.

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