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Peer Review Model

Collaboration Through Peer Review

The goal of DPI’s peer review model is for committed damage prevention participants to share key successes and challenges in reducing dig-ins to buried infrastructure among organizations with similar profiles, and to collaborate on industry benchmarking and systemic improvements.

Currently, the process is under development – but it will complement existing peer review models familiar to many CGA members and seek to limit duplicative efforts wherever possible. DPI envisions a peer review process which can be conducted remotely; utilizes a defined, step-by-step process; encourages frank discussions; and limits exposure of proprietary or competitive information.

CGA member input will shape DPI’s peer review model.

What are the requirements for peer review?

All DPI members must agree to participate in the peer review process at specified intervals. Peer reviews involve companies whose profiles are similar. The process is facilitated by the DPI and involves a review of procedures, reports, records, and other damage prevention tools. Organization-to-organization feedback will be provided. With the permission of participants, lessons learned from peer reviews will inform case studies and other educational materials for use by the broader CGA membership.

How will the peer review process work?

The peer review process is under development. The DPI will take lessons learned from other associations’ peer review processes and seek to complement -- and not duplicate -- those efforts. The DPI envisions a peer review process that:

  • Can be conducted remotely;
  • Uses a well-defined, step-by-step process;
  • Encourages sharing of successes and opportunities related to the processes employed by each organization; and
  • Limits exposure of proprietary or competitive information.