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The next COPE Forum meeting is being held on Tuesday 8 November 2016. COPE will host two Forum in one day at 8am–9.30am (GMT) and at 4pm–5.30pm (GMT). The COPE Forum will be held virtually via webinar. The agenda and materials will be available shortly. All of the cases will be discussed at both meetings.
The topic for discussion at the next Forum (12 February 2016, 3.00pm GMT - more details to follow shortly) is ‘Data sharing’. Data sharing is increasingly viewed as an essential step in improving research transparency and reproducibility. There has been a lot of discussion on the imperative for data sharing in the biomedical arena, particularly of publicly funded research. As a result, there are many disciplines where proposals for data sharing are being discussed.