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January 2017


New: COPE guidance

Our new guidance, Best Practices for Ensuring Consent for Publishing Medical Case Reports, is now available. In February 2016 we published a discussion document, inviting members to add their comments. These comments have been used to help develop the guidance document.


Comments please: framework for editors when requesting patient consent for publication in small cohort studies

The International Rhuematology Editors' Group would like to receive comments from wider specialty communities on their framework below. Please send any comments to Shehnaz Ahmed.


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

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


The Seminar is at 20 Cavendish Square, London on 25 May 2017.


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

Register today


COPE Forum 3 February: Register & agenda

Taking part in the Forum allows members to contribute to, as well as learn from, the cases being discussed. Register now as the Forum is limited to 100 attendees.

Deadline to register: Thursday 2 February

Register 4pm Forum

4 - 5.30pm GMT