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Durham University

Research and Innovation Services

Expectations for Researchers

All academic staff at Durham University are expected to engage in peer review and discussion of their work at various stages from conception to completion. They should expect to benefit from constructive, helpful and rigorous feedback. All staff will also be in a position to provide peer review. Exact details of procedures will vary according to department, URI, subject or interdisciplinary area; different career stages may require a different approach. Departments, faculties and liaison groups should decide on the way in which this is carried out according to usual scholarly practice in their research area. However, the following represents the standards that researchers at Durham University should abide by.