Research ethics applications—a refresher course

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 - 10:00am
Sheffield Hallam University

Working in partnership: Association for Research Ethics (AfRE) and the Sheffield Hallam University. This workshop is suitable for those who are involved with ethical research. Whether a REC member, student making an application, or supervisor, this refresher training day will ensure that you are fully equipped to make, and review, applications with confidence. Click here for more details.

Association for Research Ethics (AfRE): Effecting cultural change in research ethics and integrity

Date & Time: 
Monday, 15 June 2015 - 10:00am
University of Glasgow

Commitment 3 of the ‘Concordat to Support Research Integrity’ creates an expectation that institutions will “nurture a culture of integrity”. Encouraging a culture of integrity in research should be the cornerstone in any ethical organisation. But what does it mean and how can it be promoted? This is a workshop for anyone involved with the ethics of research who wants to explore ways to tackle these challenging questions. The focus will be on two main aspects: the link between publication and research ethics; and the development and support for institutions, researchers and students alike, to enable “a culture of integrity”. Click here for more details.

11th Annual Meeting of ISMPP. Optimizing scientific value: Smart and systematic approaches to medical publications

Date & Time: 
Monday, 27 April 2015 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 5:00pm
Arlington, VA, USA

The Internation Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) meeting will focus on the value of medical publications in contributing to scientific exchange and informing treatment decisions, with an emphasis on the patient “voice.” Case-based learning and group interaction will be featured throughout. Register at

Social media and the internet—all in this together?

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 10:00am
Bristol University, The Engine Shed

Working in partnership: Association for Research Ethics (AfRE) and the University of Bristol. This is a ‘must’ workshop for those who are using or envisage using social media in research, and for those involved in research ethics governance, management, advice, guidance, training, ethics review, risk assessment, and the co-ordination of evidence based recognition of the RI Concordat. Click here for more details.

COPE European Seminar and Workshop 2015

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 2:00pm to Friday, 17 April 2015 - 5:00pm
Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The theme of this year's European seminar is “Weighed and measured: how metrics shape publication (mis)behaviour”. Editors, publishers, authors and all those interested in publication ethics are welcome to attend. See here for more details.

2015 ScholarOne Manuscripts User Conference. Shared visions: building collaborations and partnerships

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 - 8:00am to Thursday, 16 April 2015 - 6:00pm
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Sharing visions for streamlining the publishing process. COPE Treasurer, Chris Graf, is the keynote speaker. For more details and to register, click here

COPE Forum: 10 March 2015

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - 3:00pm

The March COPE Forum will be held on Tuesday 10 March 2015, 3–4.30pm (GMT). The COPE Forum will be held virtually via webinar. 

Update on publication guidelines and insights from AMWA, EMWA and ISMPP

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 11:00am
By Webinar: Wednesday, January 28, 11:00am – 12:30pm (EST)

The International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) invites members of COPE to a special educational webinar focused on medical publication guidelines, on Wednesday, January 28th, 11:00am – 12:30pm EST. The webinar will feature representatives from ISMPP, the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and the European Medical Writers Association (EMWA).

More information can be found here or on the ISMPP website

2015 European Meeting of ISMPP: Medical Publications for Better Patient Care: Integrity, Innovation, and Impact

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 9:00am to Thursday, 22 January 2015 - 4:10pm
London, UK

The theme of this year’s European Meeting of the International Society for Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP)—Medical Publications for Better Patient Care: Integrity, Innovation, and Impact—acknowledges the potential of publications to inform treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes. Two days of content packed sessions in London; and if you register now, you will qualify for early bird pricing.

For more information on the 2015 European Meeting of ISMPP and to register, visit


Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 - 3:00pm

The next Ask COPE session will be Wednesday 21 January at 3pm (GMT). For more details, click here