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Activity Number: 192
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Monday, August 4, 2014 : 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM
Sponsor: Biometrics Section
Abstract #311052
Title: Ethical Issues in Peer Reviewing: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and What We Should Put in a Set of Guidelines
Author(s): Jon Shuster*+ and Robert Oster and Shelley Hurwitz and Laura Lee Johnson
Companies: University of Florida and University of Alabama at Birmingham and Harvard Medical School and NIH/NCCAM
Keywords: ethical reviewing, grant review, manuscript review

Have you ever received a statistical review you consider unfair or unethical? Have you had bad reviewing experiences that perhaps border on horror stories? We will discuss the ethical aspects of biostatistical and statistical reviewing of grant proposals and manuscripts for publication. We are especially interested in your ideas about "guidelines" for ethical statistical reviewing. What should be included? Some preliminary examples might be (1) conflicts among reviewers, (2) using outside knowledge related to the research under review, and (3) excluding from authorship a major participant who disagrees with the conclusions. The purpose of this roundtable is to share and discuss your experiences. A draft set of guidelines will be distributed for comment and discussion. Post meeting comments are welcome at shusterj@ufl.edu.

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