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Forthcoming events, training and free online courses


EASE conference 11-14 June 2020

The 15th European Association of Science Editors (EASE) conference will be held in Valencia, Spain, 25-27 June 2021. The theme of the conference will be Promoting sustainability and diversity in research: the role of editors. Booking will open in January 2020 – put the date in your diaries.
For further details please visit: https://ease.org.uk/ease-events/15th-ease-conference-valencia-2020/


The Ninth International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication

12-14 September 2021

Swissotel, Chicago, IL, USA


contact: Jeni Reiling jama-peer@jamanetwork.org



Training courses

ncrm_logo2xThe UK National Centre for Research Methods organises a wide range of training courses. They predominantly focus on social sciences but many are relevant to health-related research. The latest courses can be found here

Medical Editors’ short course, 2020
Oxford, UK
11 – 13 November 2020

Training journal editors for over 20 years, this workshop is designed to help editors ensure their journals achieve the maximum impact with the best research. The programme looks at the world of publishing, attracting (and keeping) authors; ensuring quality and increasing visibility and readership. Run with only 25 participants, the course is highly interactive and allows editors to discover solutions for their own journals.
The course is endorsed by the BMJ, Wiley and the European Association of Science Editors.

For further details please visit: https://www.pspconsulting.org/medical-editors/

Free online courses

Research conduct and peer review

The Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group have developed a online course Translating Critical Appraisal of a Manuscript into Meaningful Peer Review. It uses mainly eyes and vision examples, but would be useful to any researchers and editors from all specialties who peer review the biomedical literature.

The Global Health Network e-Learning Centre modules are designed to cover every step, process, and issue that needs to be understood in order to conduct high quality research, particularly in low-resource settings.

The Canadian Institute of Gender and Health has produced three online modules to improve the ability of health researchers and peer reviewers to account for sex and gender in the analysis of data from human participants.

BMJ Research to Publication offers two free online modules: writing a protocol, and an introduction to randomised trials

Writing and reporting

The AuthorAID research writing courses are designed to support researchers from developing countries publish their work

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