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Peer Review and Assessment Resources

To mitigate biases and systemic barriers within peer review and assessment processes for researchers at all career stages, including students, it is important to use equity, diversity, and inclusion principles.

Peer Review Resources

Advance RIT: Examples of Bias in Letters of Recommendation

Avoiding Unintended Gender Bias in Letters of Recommendation

Canada Research Chair Program Guidelines for Assessing the Productivity of Nominees

Canada Research Chair Program Guidelines for Reference Letter Writers

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Unconscious Bias Training for Peer Review

A Holistic Approach to Evaluating Research

Open Reviewers Toolkit

Participation and Responsiveness in Peer Review Training Module

Project Implicit: Implicit Association Test

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

Toolkits for Equity for Scholarly Publishing

University of Regina: Integrating Community-Engaged Scholarship into Faculty Assessment Practices, A Workbook for Faculty Leaders

For additional resources, you can search the UWinnipeg Research Practice for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Library using the keywords "peer review" and/or "assessment."

Award and Grant Adjudication Resources

Association for Women in Science: Avoiding Implicit Bias: Best Practices for Award Selection Committees

HuMetricsHSS Humane Metrics Initiative

NSERC - Balanced, broad, and responsible: A practical guide for research evaluators

POLARIS - York University

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships: Reducing Unconscious Bias in the Review Process