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Examples of how to remove identifiers from a manuscript

Original:

"The participants ranged from kindergarten to college age. Due to the type of study, a convenience sample from North Carolina Cooperative Extension 4-H programs was used."

Rewritten for blind review:

"The participants ranged from kindergarten to college age. Due to the type of study, a convenience sample from our state Cooperative Extension 4-H programs was used."


Original:

Under the direction of Jane Doe (at that time an Assistant Director of Cooperative Extension), county agents who had shown interest in older adults were identified. These agents met with Doe during one Cooperative Extension in-service (an annual training session attended by state and county Cooperative Extension faculty at North Carolina State University) in 1991."

Rewritten for blind review:

"Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Cooperative Extension), county agents who had shown interest in older adults were identified. These agents met with the assistant director during one Cooperative Extension in-service (an annual training session attended by state and county Cooperative Extension faculty) in 1991."


Original:

"The Healthy People, Healthy Communities national initiative was particularly important to North Carolina State University Extension because the rates of stroke in the state of North Carolina are higher than in many states in the rest of the nation."

Rewritten for blind review:

"The Healthy People, Healthy Communities national initiative was particularly important to our state University Extension because the rates of stroke in the state are higher than in many states in the rest of the nation."


Original:

"In November 2004, North Carolina voters had an opportunity to change public policy when a measure on labeling genetically engineered foods was placed on the ballot."

Rewritten for blind review:

"In November 2004, voters in our state had an opportunity to change public policy when a measure on labeling genetically engineered foods was placed on the ballot."


Original:

"The five-member panel consists of a North Carolina State University Extension health educator, an Extension specialist in health and consumer economics, a local consumer, and two independent Certified Financial Planners."

Rewritten for blind review:

"The five-member panel consists of an Extension health educator, an Extension specialist in health and consumer economics, a local consumer, and two independent Certified Financial Planners."

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