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    What's new in GPP3? Presentation and workshop

    The updated Good Publication Practice (GPP) guideline, known as GPP3 has now been published and we were delighted to have the opportunity to hear about the details from Liz Wager, Publications Consultant and Co-Author of the new paper. Liz was also co-author of the original guideline in 2003 so was well placed to reflect on the changing landscape in publications management. Webcast and slides are provided below.

    Battisti WP, Wager E, Baltzer L, Bridges D, Cairns A, Carswell CI, et al. Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company-Sponsored Medical Research: GPP3. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 11 August 2015] doi:10.7326/M15-0288

    "This updated Good Publication Practice (GPP) guideline, known as GPP3, builds on earlier versions and provides recommendations for individuals and organizations that contribute to the publication of research results sponsored or supported by pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, and biotechnology companies. The recommendations are designed to help individuals and organizations maintain ethical and transparent publication practices and comply with legal and regulatory requirements. These recommendations cover publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations (oral or poster) at scientific congresses. The International Society for Medical Publication Professionals invited more than 3000 professionals worldwide to apply for a position on the steering committee, or as a reviewer, for this guideline. The GPP2 authors reviewed all applications (n = 241) and assembled an 18-member steering committee that represented 7 countries and a diversity of publication professions and institutions. From the 174 selected reviewers, 94 sent comments on the second draft, which steering committee members incorporated after discussion and consensus."

    Date: 21 August 2015

    Venue: Magdalen Centre, The Oxford Science Park, Robert Robinson Avenue, Oxford OX4 4GE [DIRECTIONS]



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    Liz Wager, What's new in GPP3, 21 August 2015, MedComms Networking event

    Liz Wager, What's new in GPP3, 21 August 2015, MedComms Networking event

    Liz Wager, What's new in GPP3, 21 August 2015, MedComms Networking event

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    This meeting is free to attend thanks to the generosity of the corporate sponsors.

    This workshop was led by Liz Wager, Publications Consultant, Sideview.

    Dr Elizabeth (Liz) Wager has worked with scientists, editors and writers on six continents. Before setting up Sideview she worked in the publishing and pharmaceutical industries (for Blackwell Scientific, Janssen Cilag and GlaxoSmithKline). She chaired the Committee on Publication Ethics (2009-12) and is a member of the BMJ's Ethics Committee, the World Association of Medical Editors Ethics Committee, and the CONSORT for Abstracts steering group. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Split School of Medicine.

    She is a co-author of Good Publication Practice for Pharmaceutical Companies (2003 and GPP3, 2015), the European Medical Writers Association guidelines on the role of medical writers (2005), the Wiley-Blackwell Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics (2006), COPE Best Practice and flowcharts for journal editors and the author of books on 'Getting Research Published: an A to Z of Publication Strategy' (2nd edition 2010) and 'How to Survive Peer Review'. She has published research and commentaries on peer review and is the co-author of two systematic reviews on the effects of peer review. In 2010 she was awarded a PhD for a thesis entitled 'Peer review and editorial processes for improving the quality of research reporting'.

    Elizabeth (Liz) Wager, Publications Consultant, Sideview


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