Tackling bias in peer review: MRC board and panel members guidance

Background on the topic of bias, examples of biases to be conscious of as a board or panel member, along with some steps you can take to mitigate them



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This guidance is for board and panel members so they can consider their individual biases and also the biases of others when assessing research applications.

It helps members to be self-reflective, identifies strategies to address biases and, where needed, act as an active bystander to spot other people’s bias.

The guidance is empowering MRC’s active bystander culture and is important to research integrity and upholding the peer review process, the cornerstone of MRC’s work.

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