Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Peer review workshops
Find out about peer review.
Debate challenges to the system.
Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public.
Sense About Science will hold two workshops on Peer Review in 2015 in London and Scotland. "Peer Review: the nuts & bolts" is a free half-day workshop for early career researchers and explores 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. Find out more about peer review in this guide, or read about past peer review workshops.
London, Friday 29th May, 2-5pm. See flyer (pdf) for further details. Applications now open, deadline 22nd May. The panel discussion for this workshop will be streamed via Google hangout from 3pm-4:30pm BST (10am-11:30am EDT) - check back for details.
Glasgow Caledonian University, Thursday 17th September, 2-5pm.
And the host for our Scottish workshop, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Contact Victoria with any queries.
Workshops - Apply now!
Peer Review: The nuts & bolts, London, 29 May
Standing up for Science: Warwick, 26 June
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