Medical Editors Short Course

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 8 November 2017 (All day) to Friday, 10 November 2017 (All day)
Oxford, UK

Now in its 21st year, this course for editors in chief, board members and managing editors looks at how to get the best content: how to increase readership; and how to make your journal successful.

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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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14th Annual IAVE Meeting

Date & Time: 
Saturday, 9 September 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Chicago, USA

Held at Swissotel in Chicago in conjunction with the 2017 International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication. The themes of this year's meeting are peer review and predatory journals/publishers.

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5th World Conference on Research Integrity

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 28 May 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, 31 May 2017 (All day)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

COPE will be represented at the forthcoming World Conference on Research Integrity.

COPE Chair, Ginny Barbour, will be chairing a symposium on behalf of COPE entitled “Publishing and research ethics as wicked problems”. The session will discuss how research and publication ethics issues can be thought of as intertwined wicked problems – that is problems which are "difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognize”. Ginny will hear various perspectives from the panel debating the issues to explore whether we can rethink how we can address such problems by adopting less conventional approaches. Speakers include: Marie-Andre Jacob (Keele University), Jane Jacobs (Queensland University of Technology), Phil Hurst (Royal Society) and Bianca Kramer or Jeroen Bosman ( Utrect University).

Somewhat related to the discussion of ‘wicked problems’ in publication ethics, COPE Council Member, Elizabeth Moylan, will be chairing a symposium on behalf of BioMed Central entitled “Rethinking retractions: the pros and cons of self-retraction”. This session will be exploring Daniele Fanelli’s (Stanford University, USA) proposal for a system of self-retraction for honest error and the issues involved. Various view points from different stakeholders will be discussed. Speakers are: Richard Mann (University of Leeds, UK), Ivan Oransky (Retraction Watch) and Ginny Barbour (Chair, COPE).

If you are attending the WCRI, these sessions are open to all delegates.

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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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ISMPP Annual Meeting

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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Call for cases: 24 April 2017 Forum

Date & Time: 
Monday, 24 April 2017 - 6:30am

The COPE will at 6.30am and 4pm (BST) 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: Monday 10 April

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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. 

Follow topics for discussion and materials translated into Chinese #C0PEChina

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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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