Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts. Half-day workshop for researchers, 5th July

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Find out about peer review.
Debate challenges to the system.
Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public.

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Sense About Science is now taking applications for a free peer review workshop at the University of Sussex in Brighton on Friday 5th July, followed by a drinks reception. To apply, email Victoria ( with a CV and short cover letter. Application deadline: 21st June.

Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts is a free half-day workshop for early career researchers and will explore 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.

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?

To apply Send a CV and cover letter, explaining your reasons for applying and stating any affiliations  you hold, to Victoria Murphy, The closing date for applications is Friday 21st June now extended to Monday 24th June!


  • Professor Mike Clemens, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Sussex;
  • Dr Michael Curtis, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods;
  • Irene Hames, COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Council, and independent editorial consultant and adviser to the publishing, higher education and research sectors;
  • Julia Wilson, development manager for Sense About Science.

Full details about the Brighton workshop:

More information about Peer Review: The Nuts and Bolts


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