Sense about Science Quality and Peer Review Workshop, 17 June 2022

Sense about Science is running an online ‘Quality and Peer Review’ workshop on Friday 17 June 2022 hosted with Cambridge University Press at University of Cambridge. This half-day workshop will run from 14:30 – 17:00 and is free and for STEM and social sciences early career researchers (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in your first job) and clinical trainees/professionals in your first job. There will be opportunities to put your questions to experienced reviewers, journal editors and publishers.

The workshop 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 and 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?

For more details, email Joshua Gascoyne at

Apply for your free place by 17:00, 18 May 2022 using the online Microsoft Form.