David Sackett Annual Trial of the Year Award

Selection Process

Each year The Society for Clinical Trials presents an award to the randomized clinical trial published in the previous year that best fulfills the following standards:

  • It improves the lot of humankind.
  • It provides the basis for asubstantial, beneficial change in health care.
  • It reflects expertise insubject matter, excellence in methodology, and concern for studyparticipants.
  • It overcame obstacles inimplementation.
  • The presentation of its design,execution, and results is a model of clarity and intellectual soundness.
  • The peer reviewed trialpublication date (be that on paper or electronic) must be within the 2022calendar year.
  • The trial must be tied to asingle publication (or a set of papers published simultaneously in asingle journal).

Consistent with the overall aims of the Society, we support the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome all nominations regardless of trial setting, investigator, or patient group.

Nominations are welcome from anyone (SCT members, nonmembers, and committee members).

The deadline for nominations is January 16, 2023 and the award will be presented at the SCT Annual Meeting in May. Nominations must be submitted online.

For questions, please contact the main SCT Office at contact@sctweb.org.

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