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Definition of Peer Review
Pages 9-10

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... to the extent practical, has sufficient freedom from funding considerations to assure the work is impartially reviewed. A peer review is an in-depth critique of assumptions, calculations, extrapolations, alternate interpretations, methodology, and acceptance criteria employed, and of conclusions drawn in the original work.
From page 10...
... In the past, OST has used the term "peer review" generally to refer to internal reviews of OST projects by qualified EM technical staff who were not involved directly in the specific project under review. This use of terminology has caused confusion and misunderstanding within both OST and external review groups (e.g., GAO, NBC)

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