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
- Differentiating HPV testing from cytology and describing the gold standard for diagnosing cervical dysplasia in response to reviewers’ recommendations to make the information more accessible to a general audience
- Adding limitations to the discussion to point out that this study does not address the evidence gap around sexually transmitted diseases for trans-male individuals who have sex with other men
Final Research Report
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Conflict of Interest Disclosures
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