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Peer Review Research Evaluation in Iran: Strengths, Weaknesses and Suggestions


Background: Peer based evaluation is a qualitative assessment done in different fields and levels. The aim of this study was to express the results of peer review evaluation in selected Iranian clinical research centers.

Methods: Four main domains consist of Leadership and governance, Structure, Knowledge products and Impact in thirty Iranian clinical research centers were evaluated based on peer review in 2019. Strengths and weak points with peer`s suggestions were extracted based on qualitative analysis.

Results: Governance and impact domains have been more weak points than others. Equipment, facilities, physical space and human resource have been desirable in many research centers, and also there were some good developments in research publication. The most important suggestion was pay more attention to technology in planning, infra-structure and impact levels.

Conclusion: Review missions of clinical research centers with more emphasis on health impact is necessary to clinical improvement.

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Peer evaluation Clinical field Research center Governance Structure Impact

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Baradaran Eftekhari M, Ebadifar A, Ghalenoee E, Falahat K. Peer Review Research Evaluation in Iran: Strengths, Weaknesses and Suggestions. Iran J Public Health. 50(6):1260-1265.