News & Opinion

News / Apply for a COPE Research Grant - deadline 1 December 2012

The closing date for applications for COPE's research grant is 1 December 2012.  Any COPE member can apply for a grant (up to £5000) for a research project into publication ethics. See here for more details and an application form.

News / CSE/COPE Joint Webinar on Authorship: recordings now online

The recordings and presentations from the Council of Science Editors/COPE Joint Webinar on Authorship held on October 22, 2012 are now available to download from the CSE website.

News / SpotOn London 2012: Q&A with Dr Ginny Barbour

Leading up to the session on academic misconduct and fraud at SpotOn London, on 11-12 November, COPE chair Ginny Barbour did a Q&A for Nature. See here:

Opinion / European Science Editing: August issue

The August issue of European Science Editing can be downloaded here (PDF, 2MB).

Opinion / COPE Chair, Virginia Barbour, discusses retractions on BBC Radio 4

COPE Chair Ginny Barbour, Ivan Oransky from Retraction Watch, and Richard Van Noorden from Nature took part in a discussion on retractions on the BBC Radio 4 programme Material World (audio available).

Opinion / Research misconduct in the anaesthesiology community

Editor in chief of Anaesthesia and former COPE council member, Steve Yentis, has written three blogs on research misconduct: infamous names in anaesthesia—part one, part two and part three.

News / 1st COPE South American Seminar – Brazil, Monday 12 November 2012

"Correcting the literature"

Costão do Santinho Resort, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil

COPE is pleased to announce its first seminar in South America, to be held on Monday, November 12 (8:30 am to 5 pm), in Brazil. The meeting will take place during the annual meeting of the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC), at the Costão do Santinho Resort, Florianópolis, 300 miles south of São Paulo.

Opinion / Retraction record rocks community

See report in Nature on the anaesthesiology community trying to move on after fraud investigations

News / Ethical Editing – Autumn 2012 issue

Download the Autumn issue of Ethical Editing, the newsletter from COPE. This issue's theme is ''Connections''. We would very much welcome any feedback or comments you may have. Please contact us via the website.

News / COPE Forum agenda and materials: 11 September 2012 meeting

The next COPE Forum meeting is being held on Tuesday 11 September 2012, 3-5pm, in the Council Chamber, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH. All COPE members are welcome to attend, whether or not they are presenting a case. Download the agenda and materials here (PDF, 179kb).