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Perspectives on the Peer Review Pilot

This blog is part of the series on peer review for think tanks. It has been edited by Andrea Ordóñez and in it she discusses the key points of the evaluation process whereby authors and reviewers assessed the pilot peer review system.

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Re-thinking funding models: a short survey and an upcoming course

Politics & Ideas has launched a surgery to kickstart a new project on funding models for think tanks. They plan to use it to develop a course for think tanks keen to learn more about the effect that the manner in which they fund their work affects them. Please complete the survey!

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A manifesto for research-policy funders: publish what you are funding and finding

There are many studies and projects being commissioned by think tank funders and think tanks themselves that aim to solve the same questions. Instead of working together they seem to be working in parallel -and in isolation from one another. In this post I propose a 6-point 'manifesto' for funders to 'sign' (and commit to). It should help save lots of money, encourage more research on these issues by think tanks themselves, and nurture a culture of co-prodution of knowledge.

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(Re)Creating a culture of peer review

Patricia Ames, Research Director at the Institute of Peruvian Studies has written about recreating a culture of peer reviews in a think tank. Her post is part of a series edited by Andrea Ordoñez, about a new peer review mechanism for think tanks that the Think Tank initiative has piloted recently. Patricia considers the different reactions to peer review demands that researchers often express.

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Peer review and training of young researchers

This blog is part of the series on peer review for think tanks. It was written by Horacio Vera, a young researcher at INESAD, who had his paper peer reviewed in the process. He reflects on how the process supported his research capacity. It has been edited by Andrea Ordoñez.

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On Think Tanks is 4 years old today

On Think Tanks is 4 years old. In this post I share some lessons on blogging about a niche topic. This post is also an invitation to share your views on the blog, its content, and its future.

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Is Research from Think Tanks Really Different?

Andrea Ordoñez has edited a series about a new peer review mechanism for think tanks that the Think Tank initiative has piloted recently. She has produced a series of posts that explore the approach, consider possible lessons learned, and outlines recommendations for future efforts. In this post, Andrea outlines the key findings from a survey they conducted to inform the pilot. She finds that think tanks are more traditional than one would have expected.

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What are peer review systems?

Andrea Ordoñez writes about a new peer review mechanism for think tanks that the Think Tank initiative has piloted recently. She has produced a series of posts that explore the approach, consider possible lessons learned, and outlines recommendations for future efforts. In this post, Andrea discusses peer review systems and the particular challenges faced in the implementation of the Think Tank Initiative's Peer Review System.

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The donor perspective: why support a peer review system?

This post was written by Antonio Romero, Program Officer for Latin America in the Think Tank Initiative. It is part of the series devoted to discussing peer review processes for think tanks. It has been edited by Andrea Ordoñez as part of the Guest Editor initiative launched by On Think Tanks last year.

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Peer review: experimenting with think tanks

Andrea Ordoñez writes about a new peer review mechanism for think tanks that the Think Tank initiative has piloted recently. She has produced a series of posts that explore the approach, consider possible lessons learned, and outlines recommendations for future efforts. In this post, she introduces the series.

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