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Science Fact or Science Fiction: Should Peer Review Stop Plagiarism, Bias or Fraud?

Elsevier/Sense About Science
Room 2, Austin Pearce Building, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK
08 September 2009 - 10am-12midday

A discussion at the British Science Festival of what peer review does for science, and whether it can and/or should detect fraud and misconduct.

Tracey Brown (Managing Director of Sense About Science), James Randerson (editor of the Environment section of the Guardian website) and John McConnell (Founding Editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases) will discuss the findings of the Sense About Science 2009 Peer Review Survey, and whether peer review can help the public and the media understand the status of scientific claims.

The attendance fee is £5. To register, use this online form or contact Kate Sinclair at or on +44 (0)20 7019 4947.

Find out more about peer review in How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine by Trisha Greenhalgh (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA) and The Trouble With Medical Journals by Richard Smith (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).

Further details of this event are available on the British Science Festival website.

Published by the Progress Educational Trust


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Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Andy Greenfield

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Henry Malter

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross

Sandy Starr


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