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Forthcoming events, training and free online courses



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
16 – 18 November 2020

This successful workshop is now provided as an interactive online event comprising three workshops. Each workshop is designed to help editors ensure their journals achieve the maximum impact with the best research. The focus is on working with authors to obtain the best content, working with reviewers to increase quality control, and methods for raising impact. Run with a maximum of 20 participants, the course will allow editors to discuss and 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/virtual-medical-editors-course-2020/



Free online courses

Research conduct and peer review

The Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group have developed an 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 specialities 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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