Review Quality Checklist
The following checklist was developed as a practical tool to assist applicants/reviewers to apply the review quality criteria to their received/submitted reviews.
|Appropriateness||Review comments are fair, understandable, confidential and respectful.||
|Robustness||Review is thorough, complete and credible.||
|Utility||Review provides feedback that addresses the needs of reviewers, applicants and funders.||
Note: Reviews reflect expert opinions, which are influenced by the scientific knowledge and/or experience of an individual reviewer. Consequently, the review quality criteria are not designed to ensure the validity of a scientific opinion expressed in a review. The validity of scientific opinions is addressed by other elements of the peer review process, such as ensuring appropriate reviewer to application assignments and participation in peer review committee discussions.
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