Sense About Science resources: peer review


Sense About Science is a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion.

This resource explains the system of peer review in lay terms. It includes a link to a short guide to peer review (entitled “I Don’t Know What to Believe”) and an educational package consisting of worksheets, articles, and exercises. It also provides a guide to peer review for early career researchers.

After using this resource, you should be able to...
  • Understand what is peer review and why it is important
  • Find relevant resources to improve your skills in scrutinising research papers