Ethics of Peer Review

A Guide for Manuscript Reviewers

This web-based course was written for the NIH Office of Research Integrity and is freely available for use in courses on Ethical Issues in Research. The course consists of four elements:

  1. Ethics of Peer Review: A Guide for Manuscript Reviewers, A didactic reading, with references, designed to serve as a handout for participants in the course.
  2. A powerpoint presentation, which can be used by the teacher to cover the material discussed in the handout.
  3. A powerpoint presentation, presenting 12 case studies illustrating various ethical issues which might arise during the review of scientific manuscripts.
  4. A Guide for the Discussion Leader, which discusses each case and suggests points for discussion.

This course is also available through the ORI website.