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. We start taking applications about two months before a workshop.
- 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.
Medical Research Council
Taylor & Francis
Wiley - enter Wiley's essay writing competition by Monday 18th August to win a place to attend and take part in the annual STM Frankfurt Conference.
And our hosts, King's College London and the University of St Andrews
Our next VoYS Standing Up for Science media workshop is on Friday 3rd October at the Society of Chemical Industry, London. Applications are now open!
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Top tip 3: Superfood. There is no such thing, just foods that are high in some nutrients.
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