8th International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 12 September 2017 - 5:00pm
Chicago, Illinois, USA

As with previous Congresses, the aim is to improve the quality and credibility of biomedical information and to help advance the efficiency, effectiveness, and equitability of scientific information dissemination throughout the world.

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COPE European Seminar 2017: The changing face and future of publication ethics

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 10:00am
20 Cavendish Square, London, UK

Join us to celebrate 20 years of COPE at our 2017 European Seminar.

The Seminar is free for COPE members, £300 for non-members.

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13th Annual Meeting of ISMPP

Date & Time: 
Monday, 1 May 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, 3 May 2017 (All day)
National Harbor, Maryland, USA

Global Publication Practices: Advancing Ethics and Scientific Integrity in an Era of Data-Sharing

10% off for COPE members using code AM13COPE10 when you register for the conference by 11 April.

Highlight of this year’s Annual Meeting program include:

  • Opening keynote presentation by Deborah A. Zarin, focusing on clinical trial transparency and public posting requirements
  • 13 parallel sessions covering topics: best practices for congress presentations; professional development for entry, mid-level, and senior professionals; opportunities in digital media; and success factors in licensing partnerships
  • Transparency-oriented plenary sessions on Building a Roadmap for Responsible Data-Sharing and Dissecting Journal Peer Review
  • Real world evidence-focused sessions, roundtables, and workshops on patient-reported outcomes, patient registries, RWE publications, and communicating value to payers, physicians, and patients
  • 23 roundtable discussions on current medical publication topics with an emphasis on best practice sharing

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ISMTE Asian-Pacific Conference 2017

Date & Time: 
Monday, 27 March 2017 - 8:00am to Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 8:00am
Beijing, China

Empowering editorial offices around the world.

Register by Saturday 11 February for early bird registration and hotel rates. 

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COPE China Seminar 2017

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 26 March 2017 - 9:00am
Beijing, China

We're excited to announce that we're holding our 1st China Seminar in 2017, with the theme The Pillars of Publication Ethics, in collaboration with the ISMTE.

Talks and an interactive cases workshop will cover best practice in: authorship, peer review and plagiarism. 

See programme, speakers, and register here

National Academy of Sciences Meeting

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, 10 March 2017 - 6:00pm
Washington DC, USA

Reproducibility of Research: Issues and Proposed Remedies

The goal of this colloquium is to bring together scientists and researchers from multiple disciplines to lay out the scope of the problem of reproducibility in a more tactical way that permits each problematic aspect to be measured, assessed for baseline levels, targeted with proposed interventions to reduce the occurrence, and monitored for improvement.

Arthur M. Sackler Public Lecture
In conjunction with this colloquium, Randy Schekman will present the 17th Annual Arthur M. Sackler Lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

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COPE Forum: 3 February 2017 4pm (GMT)

Date & Time: 
Friday, 3 February 2017 - 8:00am

The COPE will at 8am and 4pm (GMT) will be held by webinar and is open to COPE members. 

Call for cases

Cases can be submitted on our website and must be anonymised. We do like those presenting a case to take part in the Forum: pick which time is suitable for you. Deadline for submissions: Friday 20 January Submit a case

The February COPE Forum, where we discuss cases submitted by members, will be held by webinar.

Deadline for submission of cases: 20 January 2017

Submit a case

Register for 3 February Forum

Taking part in the Forum allows members to contribute to, as well as learn from, the cases being discussed. We present the same cases at both forum to allow more of our membership to attend. Register as soon as possible as the webinar is limited to 100 attendees.

Deadline to register: Thursday 2 February

Register 4pm Forum

4 - 5.30pm GMT 

The agenda with cases to be discussed will be posted here before the Forum.

(Unfortunately we have had to cancel the 8am (GMT) Forum. The 4pm (GMT) Forum has a few places available so please do register, by clicking the link above, if this time is possible for you. We're sorry to all those who registered for the 8am Forum for any inconvenience caused.)


Forum agenda and materials

Download the agenda and materials for the COPE Forum meeting Friday 3 February 2017 here (PDF, 652kb). All of the cases will be discussed at both meetings.

Forum agenda & materials

ISMPP webinar: Graphical Presentation of Data in Medical Publications

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 4:00pm

ISMPP invites you to attend this special 90-minute ISMPP University educational webinar, on Wednesday January 25 at 11 am ET/4 pm GMT. The webinar is free to all regardless of ISMPP membership status. Webinar attendees will learn from experts about how to integrate essential graphical presentation elements into medical publications. Figures, tables and images contribute to data interpretation and often give rise to conclusions on the part of the reader. Without proper planning and design, data can be ignored and even misinterpreted.

Simply click here to register today, and you’ll receive the weblink information to attend the webinar.

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ISMPP European Meeting: COPE member discount

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 4:30pm
London, UK

The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals’ (ISMPP) 2017 European Meeting theme is ‘The evolving role of publication professionals in a multi-stakeholder environment’.

The meeting will have various networking opportunities and informative sessions, including a panel discussion on ‘Sharing patient-level data: What are the Implications?’ focusing on the recent ICMJE proposal—speakers include Fiona Godlee, BMJ, Stuart Spencer, Lancet andMarie-Claire Pickaert, EFPIA; a plenary session on ‘The reach of publications’, providing critical appraisals of new formats available for extended reach and best novel metrics to measure deliverables; and a parallel session on ‘Transfer of value’, sharing information about specific policies and possible varying interpretations.

ISMPP is offering a 10% discount for COPE members. For the early bird fee register by 14 December 2016.

Register online and enter the code EU17COPE10 for your 10% off. The discount will expire after 4 January 2017.

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APE 2017 (Academic Publishing in Europe)

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 18 January 2017 - 9:00am
Berlin, Germany

The theme is Publishing ethics: doing the right thing—doing things right

Join the ongoing international debate about the future of scholarly communication and scientific publishing. This is APE number 12. 

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