Cochrane-REWARD prize 2019 opens for nominations

The call for nominations for this year’s Cochrane-REWARD prize is now live.

The prize recognises initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste in five areas of health research: question selection, study design, research conduct, publication, and reporting.

Last year’s winners were the UK Equator Centre for its Good Reports Tool, the EBM DataLab for its Trials Tracker initiative, and the James Lind Alliance for its Priority Setting Partnerships. We wrote in detail about these initiatives last year. Read that post here.

Nominations will be assessed using the following criteria:

1.    The nominee has addressed at least one of the 5 stages of waste (questions, design, conduct, publication, reporting) in health research;
2.    The nominee has pilot or more definitive data showing the initiative can lower waste;
3.    The initiative can be scaled up;
4.    The estimated potential reduction in research waste that the initiative might achieve.

If you are involved in a project that is aimed at reducing waste, or know of one you feel is commendable, download more information and the submission form here

The closing date for applications is 5 June.