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 a substantial, beneficial change in health care.
  • It reflects expertise in subject matter, excellence in methodology, and concern for study participants.
  • It overcame obstacles in implementation.
  • The presentation of its design, execution, and results is a model of clarity and intellectual soundness.
  • The peer reviewed trial publication date (be that on paper or electronic) must be within the 2022 calendar year.
  • The trial must be tied to a single publication (or a set of papers published simultaneously in a single 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 info@sctweb.org.

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