Peer review is defined as the process of subjecting an investigator's research or writing to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field for the purpose of moving that field of study forward in a meaningful and accurate way. It is the quality-control system that defines and validates all research, and it is at the heart of all progress made in biomedical research. While not perfect by any means, peer review increases the probability that a given field of study will establish scientific truths via replication and validation by other scientists. The process is so highly revered by scientists that we consider it to be an extreme honor and privilege to be invited to serve as a reviewer on a study section or for a journal, and conversely are highly skeptical of work done in the absence of adequate peer review. In short, peer review defines who we are and validates what we do.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation’s Scientific Program is committed to upholding the sanctity of peer review and has recruits experts in the disciplines to which proposals and RFPs directed. We are indebted to these scientists and clinicians for their service to our Foundation and for their dedication to canine and human health.
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Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.