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Two VoYS workshops opportunities: Manchester (April) & London (May)

21/03/2016 10:50:02


Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the University of Manchester on Friday 8th April 2016. This full day event is free and for early career researchers and scientists in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).

During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. Please find further information at

These workshops are very popular and places are limited. To apply, send a CV and cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Joanne Thomas If you are a member of or are funded by any of our partner organisations (listed on the flyer), please state in your application – our partners hold five priority places for this workshop.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 24th March.


Find out about peer review.

Debate challenges to the system.

Discuss the role of peer review for scientists and the public.

Friday 13th May 2016, 2pm – 5pm

Workshop to be held in Central London, at SAGE offices

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 to attend this workshop contact Joanne Thomas by Wed 4th May.

Further information:



Joanne Thomas

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