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Reproducibility Workshop Series: Peer Review In-Person


Peer review is an essential mechanism for validating research results. This workshop will examine the function of peer review, its shortcomings, and efforts to make peer review more transparent, inclusive, and unbiased. Learn about peer review training opportunities and recognition for review work. Please register below.

Learning Objectives 

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Name emerging peer review models
  • Get credit for peer reviewing research outputs
  • Provide feedback on a publicly posted preprint

Instructor: Jessica Polka, PhD - ASAPbio

Instructor Bio


Jessica Polka serves as Executive Director of ASAPbio, a researcher-driven nonprofit organization working to promote innovation and transparency in life sciences publishing in areas such as preprinting and open peer review. Prior to this, she performed postdoctoral research in the department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School following a PhD in Biochemistry & Cell Biology from UCSF. Jessica is also a Plan S Ambassador, a research affiliate at MIT Libraries, a steering committee member of Rescuing Biomedical Research, and a member of ASCB’s public policy committee. Formerly, she was president of the board of the nonprofit Future of Research and a member of the NASEM Next Generation Researchers Initiative.


This workshop is part of a series on Biomedical Reproducibility. Other workshops in this series include:


Thursday, Oct 31 2019
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Mission Hall 1400
Mission Bay
  Data Science     Open Access  
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Event Organizer

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Anneliese Taylor

Head of Scholarly Communication