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Peer Review Resources

This is the Handbook for the AHRC’s Peer Review College (PRC) members offering guidance and essential information on all aspects of membership for new and existing members. You can view the PRC Handbook file below and select any topic from the links on the table of contents pages.

Download - PRC Handbook (PDF, 494KB) - March 2018

Please note that the Handbook is constantly updated so we advise members always to refer to last updated version.

The Peer Review College (PRC) forms a crucial part of the peer review process and has a vital role in ensuring that the AHRC supports research of the highest quality.

See also:

Download - Specific guidance for reviewers using the Je-S system (PDF, 401KB)

PRC Member online training

Useful documents

Useful slideshows


The following forms can be used for claiming expenses for your work as a Peer Review College member.


The following standards are relevant to your role as a Peer Review College member.

  • Counter Fraud and Bribery Policy - The AHRC is committed to the practice of responsible corporate behaviour and to complying with all laws, regulations, and other requirements which govern the conduct of our operations.
  • Code of Practice - This Code is intended as a guide to all members of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Council, committees, Peer Review College, and other advisory groups, and sets out how the AHRC conducts its business and guides members in their duties.
  • Standards of Service (PDF, 278KB) - This guide is intended to list the standards of service expected from College Members.