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.
*We'll also be at the University of Glasgow for a 'Standing up for Science' workshop on Wednesday 16th September. Applications are now open, see flyer for details.*
London, Friday 29th May: 2-5pm. The panel discussion for this workshop was streamed via Google hangout from 3pm-4:30pm BST (10am-11:30am EDT). Watch on youtube http://youtu.be/_qNlgW6JULk. See a summary of the day here.
And the host for our Scottish workshop, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Contact Victoria with any queries.
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