Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
23/01/2004
Date assigned
23/01/2004
Last edited
11/12/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Richard Smith

ORCID ID

Contact details

British Medical Journal
BMA House
Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9JR
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7387 4499

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

RDC01878

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

Study hypothesis

Peer review plays a key role in determining what original research is both funded and published. Few reviewers enjoy the benefit of training in peer review and critical appraisal, and we found no previous randomised studies to examine the benefits of such. We propose by means of a randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effect of giving training to peer reviewers of journal articles, both face-to-face and through an electronic medium. Thus research will be important in improving the quality of peer review of journal articles. It should also be relevant to improving the peer review of applications for funding.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Not specified

Trial type

Not Specified

Patient information sheet

Condition

Not applicable

Intervention

Added December 2008: Attendance at a training workshop or reception of a self taught training package

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Secondary outcome measures

Not provided at time of registration

Overall trial start date

01/02/2001

Overall trial end date

01/08/2002

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Not Specified

Gender

Not Specified

Target number of participants

Not provided at time of registration

Participant exclusion criteria

Not provided at time of registration

Recruitment start date

01/02/2001

Recruitment end date

01/08/2002

Locations

Countries of recruitment

United Kingdom

Trial participating centre

British Medical Journal
London
WC1H 9JR
United Kingdom

Sponsor information

Organisation

NHS R&D Regional Programme Register - Department of Health (UK)

Sponsor details

The Department of Health
Richmond House
79 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2NL
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7307 2622
dhmail@doh.gsi.org.uk

Sponsor type

Government

Website

http://www.doh.gov.uk

Funders

Funder type

Government

Funder name

NHS Executive London (UK)

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

2004 results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14996698

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Schroter S, Black N, Evans S, Carpenter J, Godlee F, Smith R, Effects of training on quality of peer review: randomised controlled trial., BMJ, 2004, 328, 7441, 673, doi: 10.1136/bmj.38023.700775.AE.

Additional files

Editorial Notes