Invitation to an online workshop on publication ethics

22 March, 2020

Dear All,

Would you like to join an online workshop on publication ethics that I run with Sara Schroter from the BMJ?

The workshop will run from 2-4 PM London time on Wednesday 25 March.

Our present circumstances constrain us, but they also offer new possibilities.

Sara and I have been doing this workshop face-to-face at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for more than 10 years. Now we have to do it online, and the London School has kindly agreed to let others join online. There is no charge, and you can join from anywhere in the world.

In the workshop we simply discuss a series of short cases. I recently wrote a blog about the course for the BMJ:

The London School suggests that we restrict the number to 30.

If you would like to attend email me at, and if you are one of the first 30 we will email you a link to the workshop and the cases.

Best wishes

Richard Smith

HIFA Profile: Richard Smith is chair of the Lancet Commission on the Value of Death, the Point of Care Foundation (which works to make health care more humane), and Patients Know Best, a company that gives patients control of their health and social care records. He was previously editor of the BMJ and chief executive of the BMJ Publishing Group, chair of icddr,b (formerly International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), and director of the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative, a programme with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to create centres in low and middle income countries to conduct research and build capacity in relation to NCD. He blogs regularly for the BMJ and on his own website (

Email: richardswsmith AT