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peer review

Having one or more programmers review the source code of a program written by someone else. Peer review produces much better code, since others have already tried to understand it. Indecipherable routines are eliminated before they get buried into the fabric of the program. See open source.
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Will a more transparent peer review system lead to higher costs for members at the AICPA or state society?
There's something wrong with the peer review system when you find people who are that grossly negligent .
However, this does not mean that the Nepad Peer Review system becomes the AU Peer Review system.
Respondents were asked to offer suggestions for improving the current peer review system.
As four scholars of the peer review system explained in the amicus brief they submitted on the plaintiffs' behalf in Daubert: "The lure of the peer review system stems from six largely erroneous beliefs, myths that gain no validity from the fact that they may be widely held.
Applications submitted to NIH go through a two-step peer review system.
Much of the discussion has centered upon the problems of a peer review system for grant proposals and journal articles that uses potential competitors as reviewers in a highly competitive scientific environment.
Another organization that could play a part in establishing a peer review system is NAR, which offers the distinct advantage of an established network of offices in all states throughout the nation.
In February, he instituted a total quality management program in which everyone in the organization participates in a peer review system.
It is nevertheless an important work, for it explores in scholarly detail how new discoveries are disseminated, how the exalted peer review system really works, and how difficult it is to stop fraud from permanently sullying the historical record once it has been published.
Public accounting firms routinely review the quality and completeness of their employees' workpapers and, as part of a peer review system, an accounting firm's workpapers and procedures are periodically reviewed by another firm.
The arcane workings of the peer review system were the subject of the First International Congress on Peer Review in Biomedical Publication, sponsored by the American Medical Association, and held May 10-12 in Chicago.