Events

5th World Conference on Research Integrity

Date & Time: 
Sunday, 28 May 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, 31 May 2017 (All day)
Location: 
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
Location: 
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)
Location: 
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
Location: 
Webinar

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

Submit a case

ISMTE Asian-Pacific Conference 2017

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

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
Location: 
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
Location: 
Webinar

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. 

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
Location: 
Webinar

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 2018: COPE member discount

Date & Time: 
Monday, 23 January 2017 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 24 January 2017 - 4:30pm
Location: 
London, UK

ISMPP will hold its 2018 European Meeting, Advancing Medical Publications in a Complex Evidence Ecosystem, on 23-24 January, in London, and is offering a 10% discount on the registration fee to COPE members.

Access the registration page at, and enter EU18COPE10 in the “Discount Code” field. The 10% discount is available off the Early Bird fee until 6 December 2017, and off the Standard fee until 3 January 2018.

Building on its theme, Advancing Medical Publications in a Complex Evidence Ecosystem, the meeting sessions will address current issues and future trends associated with the ever-increasing complexity of medical publications, including:
•                 Industry panel on Operational Challenges for the Publications Professional
•                 Panel session titled “Time to Embrace Change in Medical Publishing?” exploring innovative, new communication models in medical publishing
•                 Panel session on Evolving Transparency Requirements in a Complex Multi-Stakeholder Environment
•                 Parallel sessions, including Patient Involvement in Research and Communication, Growing Importance of Real-World Evidence, and The Learning Room

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