Peer review: the nuts and bolts workshop - 20 October 2017, UK

Sense about Science is running a free half-day Peer review: the nuts and bolts workshop in Glasgow, UK on 20 October 2017 from 13.30 – 16.30.
Peer review: the nuts and bolts is for early career researchers and will explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims. It encourages them to play an active role in discussions about scientific reasoning, peer review and research quality.

Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias or fraud? What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them? Should reviewers remain anonymous? Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down? At the workshop, you will:

  • Find out about peer review.
  • Debate challenges to the system.
  • Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public.

Workshop details

  • Friday 20th October, 13.30 – 16.30
  • Workshop to be held at Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcadden Road, Glasgow.
  • To apply to attend this workshop, please fill out the application form by 17.00 Monday 9 October. 

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