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Peer reviews for think tanks

This series focuses on a peer review mechanism pilot for think tanks. It has been edited by Andrea Ordoñez based on a small project she carried out with the Think Tank Initiative: a pilot Peer Review System for the think tanks that are supported by the initiative in Latin America. Behind this pilot is the idea that peer review is fundamental for high quality research. However, not all think tanks have the capacity to manage these processes themselves nor have access to adequate peer reviewers in their countries. Can a network offer the solution?
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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. Read full article
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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. Read full article
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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. Read full article
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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. Read full article
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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. Read full article
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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. Read full article
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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. Read full article
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    Lessons from Peer Reviewing among Think Tanks

    This is the final post in the series edited by Andrea Ordoñez on a Peer Review System for the Think Tank Initiative in Latin America. The post outlines key conclusions and recommendations for future efforts as well as implications for initiatives beyond think tank peer reviews. Read full article