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Oct 20. Sense About Science

Sense About Science is holding two discussion workshops in Cambridge next Wednesday October 20th 1:00PM – 5:30PM as part of an Elsevier Seminar event for early career researchers (see further information here: The event is free, but those interested in attending should RSVP here by Friday


Do you think it is important for good science and evidence to be communicated to a wider audience?

What happens when research announcements go wrong; statistics are manipulated; risk factors are distorted; or discussions become polarised? How do journalists approach stories? Balance the need for news and entertainment with reporting science?

Speakers: Tracey Brown, Managing Director, Sense About Science ;Julia Wilson, Voice of Young Science coordinator, Sense About Science; Karen Weintraub, freelance health and science journalist; Chris Reddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Marshall Thomas, Science in the News


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?

Speakers: Tracey Brown, Managing Director, Sense About Science; Adrian Mulligan, Associate Director, Research & Academic Relations, Elsevier; Emilie Marcus, Senior Editor, Cell.

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