Peer review of PCORI-funded research helps make sure the report presents complete, balanced, and useful information about the research. It also confirms that the research has followed PCORI’s Methodology Standards. During peer review, experts who were not members of the research team read a draft report of the research. These experts may include a scientist focused on the research topic, a specialist in research methods, a patient or caregiver, and a healthcare professional. Reviewers do not have conflicts of interest with the study.
The peer reviewers point out where the draft report may need revision. For example, they may suggest ways to improve how the research team analyzed its results or reported its conclusions. Learn more about PCORI’s peer review process here.
In response to peer review, the PI made changes including
- Providing more details about the methods for the intervention and follow-up so that the work would be replicable by other investigators
- Clarifying that the analyses of data included all study participants (including those who dropped out), and how the investigators statistically accounted for missing data
- Explaining, in both the abstract and discussion sections of the report, that they did not find significant differences in outcomes across subgroups
Final Research Report
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Conflict of Interest Disclosures
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