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 2014. Peer Review: The Nuts and 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.
- University of St Andrews, 21st November 2014. See flyer for details. Applications are now open. To apply, email Victoria with a CV and cover letter.
- King's College London, Guy's Campus, 25th April 2014. See flyer for details, or read a summary of the day
Contact Victoria with any queries.
And our hosts, King's College London and the University of St Andrews
Apply now for free "Peer Review: the nuts & bolts" workshop at the University of St Andrews on 21st November. See flyer for details.
Apply now for the Standing up for Science media workshop in Glasgow on 20th November. See flyer for details.
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