October 24, 2014 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Peer review: supporting Sense about Science in getting early-career researchers involved

This November we’ll be at the Voice of Young Science peer-review workshop, held at the University of St. Andrews in Fife. Supported by Taylor & Francis, “Peer review: the nuts and bolts” is a free half-day workshop for early-career researchers. It 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.

Organized by Sense About Science, a charitable trust championing public discussion about scientific issues, their Voice of Young Science network engages early-career researchers in debates about research and evidence, encouraging them to stand up for science through promoting scientific scrutiny and peer review.

The event at St. Andrews will explore such questions as:

  • Should peer review detect plagiarism, bias, or fraud?
  • What does peer review do for science and what does the scientific community want it to do for them?
  • Should reviewers remain anonymous?
  • Does it illuminate good ideas or shut them down?

There are just a few days left to apply to attend, so do share these details with any of your colleagues, friends, or students who you think would be interested. We’ll also be tweeting from the workshop on @tandfauthorserv, sharing all the tips and insights from what’s sure to be a lively discussion. Plus, find out about previous workshops, including short videos with some of the researchers here.

Key information:

 “Peer review: the nuts and bolts” workshop

Friday November 21, 2014, 2pm – 5pm

University of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

To apply to attend the workshop, send a CV and short cover letter to Victoria Murphy (vmurphy@senseaboutscience.org) by Wednesday 29 October.

Published: October 24, 2014 | Author: Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations) | Category: Front page, News and ideas, Peer review | Tagged with: