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Call for applications: David Sackett Prize 2021

The award has been presented annually since 2008 at the annual meeting of the EbM network. David Sackett, after whom the award is named, is considered a pioneer of evidence-based medicine, which is now practiced worldwide, starting from the Anglo-American region. He founded Canada's first Clinical Epidemiology Institute at McMaster University in 1967 and later the Oxford Center for Evidence-Based Medicine. Sackett, who died in 2015, was the initiator and longstanding co-editor of the journal Evidence-Based Medicine, author of numerous articles and textbooks, and founder of the advanced training courses for EbM at Oxford University. David Sackett was an honorary member of the EbM network.

The David Sackett Prize can be awarded to individuals or groups of scientists. Interested parties can apply themselves or be suggested by a member of the EbM network. The application deadline for the 2021 award is October 31, 2020. The award winner will be selected by a jury consisting of members of the current executive board, former chairmen of the association, department spokespersons and, if applicable, other proven experts in EbM. The jury assesses the work according to the criteria of innovation and originality, methodological quality (study design, evaluation, presentation of results), practical relevance and reference to health care in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, consideration of cost-benefit aspects and the involvement of patients. It is also checked whether influencing factors such as gender or socio-economic characteristics are taken into account and whether data sharing is planned. The work should meet the criteria of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

The award ceremony will take place during the 22nd annual meeting of the EbM network from February 24-26, 2021 in Halle (Saale).

Further information and the tender documents for the 2021 award can be found on the website of the EbM network at https://www.ebm-netzwerk.de/de/veroeffnahmungen/david-sackett-preis.