Events

COPE Forum: 4 December 2013

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 4 December 2013 - 11:00am
Location: 
By Webinar

The COPE Forum will be held virtually via webinar, on Wednesday 4 December 2013 (11am–1pm GMT). The invitation to join the webinar is below. We can accommodate up to 100 attendees, so please register quickly if you wish to join in the discussion. The agenda and materials are available here.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/867516479

The website link will be open from 10.00am to enable you to test your audio settings. The Forum, however, will start promptly at 11.00am.  FAQS on using the webinar can be found here: http://publicationethics.org/files/u7140/Webinar%20gudelines.pdf

Association of Research Ethics Committees (AREC): Promoting excellence in ethical research in human beings

Date & Time: 
Friday, 15 November 2013 - 9:30am
Location: 
America Square Conference Centre, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London EC3N 2LB

The one day conference is aimed at anyone involved in research which requires review, whether as a student, supervisor, sponsor or REC member. For further information, including the full programme and registration details, see here.

COPE Australian Forum

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 14 November 2013 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: 
St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is holding a COPE Forum in Brisbane, on 14 November 2013 at:  Don Carruthers eXchange Zone Level 5, Dorothy Hill Engineering and Sciences Library (building #50) The University of Queensland - St Lucia Campus Brisbane QLD 4072 Australia Building location: http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/index.html?menu=1&id=25 The Forum is where we discuss cases submitted by members. Anyone with an interest in publication ethics, including non-members of COPE, are welcome to attend. To submit a case for discussion at this Forum, please email the COPE administrator with a summary of the case. Cases must be completely anonymised.  The deadline for case submission is 1 November 2013. Those presenting a case should be at the meeting in person, if at all possible. Call in facilities may be available. Please contact the administrator for details. The Forum will be chaired by COPE Chair, Ginny Barbour and COPE Ombudsman, Suzanne Morris

Medical Editors, short course

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 6 November 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, 8 November 2013 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Oxford, UK

This two-day course for editors of medical journals (running since 1996) covers how to attract and keep good authors, how to improve the quality of your content and ensure you are publishing something people want to read (and cite), and how to make your journal more visible to readers and authors. With only c.25 participants, the course concentrates on group and practical work rather than formal lectures – active participation is encouraged! A folder containing extensive notes and background reading is also provided. This course is ideal for editors-in-chief, editorial board members and senior managing editors.
Further information: http://www.pspconsulting.org/ or pippa.smart@gmail.com

EASE/ISMTE joint meeting

Date & Time: 
Monday, 23 September 2013 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 24 September 2013 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Blankenberge, Belgium

COPE will be holding an interactive workshop at the joint meeting of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) and the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE). In this workshop, a number of cases based on real-life examples brought to COPE, and covering some of the most pressing problems currently faced by editors and journals, will be discussed.  Co-Secretary Andre Van Steirteghem and council memebers Mirjam Curno and Irene Hames will be chairing the workshop. The workshop will take place on Tuesday 24 September. The full programme can be found here: http://www.ease.org.uk/node/872

Full details on the meeting, including registration information, can be found here: http://www.ease.org.uk/node/852 Early bird registration rates are available until 31 July 2013.

Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 8 September 2013 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 10 September 2013 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication will be held September 8-10, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. As with the previous congresses, the aim is to improve the quality and credibility of biomedical peer review and publication and to help advance the efficiency, effectiveness and equitability of the dissemination of biomedical information throughout the world.

Preliminary programme and registration now available

Website: www.peerreviewcongress.org
Contact: jama-peer@jamanetwork.org

EQUATOR Annual Lecture 2013

Date & Time: 
Monday, 9 September 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Swissotel, Chicago, USA (Peer Review Congress venue)

5th EQUATOR Annual Lecture will be presented by Professor Kay Dickersin, Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Director of the Center for Clinical Trials, and Director of the US Cochrane Center (USCC).

Date: Monday 9 September 2013, 18:00 – 19:00
Venue: Swissotel, Chicago, USA (Peer Review Congress venue)
Information: http://www.equator-network.org/courses-events/2013-annual-lecture--workshop/ 
The lecture is free, no need to register.

EQUATOR Workshop: Reporting guidelines:a tool to increase the quality of health research published in your journal

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 7 September 2013 - 9:30am
Location: 
Swissotel, Chicago, USA (Peer Review Congress venue)

EQUATOR Workshop:
Title: Reporting guidelines: a tool to increase the quality of health research published in your journal
Date: Saturday 7 September 2013, 9.30 – 12.30
Venue: Swissotel, Chicago, USA (Peer Review Congress venue)
Target audience: Editors and peer reviewers of medical research journals
Presenters include: Prof Doug Altman, Dr David Moher, Dr Jason Roberts, and Dr Iveta Simera
Information: http://www.equator-network.org/courses-events/2013-annual-lecture--workshop/ 
Contact:
Registration and invoicing: Mrs Tracy Edwards, tracy.edwards@csm.ox.ac.uk  (registration opens on 10 May 2013)
Workshop content and other enquiries: Dr Iveta Simera, iveta.simera@csm.ox.ac.uk

Peer Review: The nuts & bolts workshop (Sense About Science)

Date & Time: 
Thursday, 5 September 2013 - 9:00am
Location: 
Newcastle, UK

Sense About Science is now taking applications for a peer review workshop in Newcastle on Thursday 5th September. To express your interest in attending, email Victoria vmurphy@senseaboutscience.org.

Peer Review: The nuts & bolts is a half-day workshop 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.

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?

Full details about the Newcastle workshop: http://www.senseaboutscience.org/data/files/VoYS/Peer_Review_Workshops/Sept_Peer_Review_workshop_RSS_Newcastle.pdf

More information about Peer Review: The nuts & bolts http://www.senseaboutscience.org/pages/peer-review-workshops.html

Sixth Regional Conference on Medical Journals in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMMJ6)

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 1 September 2013 - 9:00am to Wednesday, 4 September 2013 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Cairo, Egypt

IMPORTANT UPDATE
The 6th Regional Conference on Medical Journals (EMMJ6) has been postponed to later in the year and revised dates are currently being planned.

The Sixth Regional Conference on Medical Journals in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMMJ6) will be held in Cairo, Egypt 1–4 September 2013.  EMMJ6 is jointly organized by the Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors,  the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Academy for Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt.  Editors and staff of health science journals in the Region and beyond, as well as interested health and biomedical researchers, peer reviewers, authors, and publishers are invited to participate in the conference.  The Conference will discuss the challenges facing health science journals in the Region and share the latest information/trends relating to health science journal editing. The main conference is preceded by a national meeting of editors of Egyptian health science journals, and workshops on a range of issues of interest to editors. For further information and programme see the conference web site http://www.emmj6.eg.net/.

COPE will be participating in the conference and in the workshops on publishing ethics

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