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The Doug Altman Scholarship

Douglas Altman (1948-2018) was Professor of Statistics in Medicine and Director of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine at the University of Oxford and the BMJ’s chief statistical advisor for over twenty years.
Douglas G Altman: statistician, researcher, and driving force behind global initiatives to improve the reliability of health research

Doug was a world leading authority on the execution and reporting of health research, establishing the Equator Network and played a leading role in establishing better standards in Evidence-Based Medicine.

The Doug Altman Scholarship provides early career researchers full EBMLive delegate registration travel & accommodation funded by the McCall MacBain Foundation (MMF).

We want provocative, bold and constructive contributions from future leaders that address the conference themes of: ‘Make research evidence relevant, replicable, and accessible to end users’ or ‘Reduce questionable research practices, bias, and conflicts of interests in research’ (see EBM manifesto for more information)

The scandal of poor medical research

We are offering ten early career researchers the opportunity to present at EBMLive 2019 in a dedicated session.
The best submission will be awarded the full Doug Altman Scholarship
Other shortlisted submissions will be offered waived registration
All submissions will be evaluated by the Future Leaders Committee, which includes representatives from the MMF, CEBM and the BMJ.
Application process

1. Submissions to made through the EBMLive call for abstracts portal
2. Include ‘Doug Altman Scholarship’ in the title field.
3. Submit a 500-word abstract that sets out how to address the issues of research quality and integrity set out in the EBM manifesto. Submissions may include a description of the problem, including objectives and potential solutions. Original research submissions should include: objectives, methods,results & conclusions.
4. References are not obligatory and word count is affected by inclusion of references.

Application Deadline March 31st

Accepted submissions will be added to the EBMLive blog page and published in the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Journal supplement.

To be accepted, applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • A student or an early-career researcher enrolled in a health-related program of study at a university or comparable institution
  • A health professional less than 5 years out of a training program
  • A postdoctoral researcher in any health-related discipline less than 10 years post PhD and not holding a permanent academic post in a university or comparable institution
  • A patient who is using evidence to campaign for better health care

Applicants will also need to confirm that travel is required to take up the scholarship award.

Your abstract is not successfully submitted until you receive a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, or for any inquiries about eligibility please contact ruth.davis@phc.ox.ac.uk

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July 15 - 17 2019
Registration Open

2019 Call for Abstracts
Deadline March 31st