Best Publication award Nominations for 2013 (closing Tuesday 2nd July, 2013)
Send nominations to email@example.com
The categories are:
1. Best Overall Publication: Clinical
2. Best Overall Publication: Non-clinical
3. Best Overall Publication: Education / Health system (including Qualitative)
4. Best Publication representing the Best Team Effort
5. Best Publication by a Young Researcher (<35 years): Clinical
6. Best Publication by a Young Researcher (<35 years): Non-clinical
7. Best Overall Publication: MMed and MChD
1. Only publications that were published in an accredited journal will be considered. The impact factor of the journal must be included with the nomination.
2. Each department may only submit TWO applications per category.
3. A publication may NOT be nominated in MORE THAN ONE category. However, the Faculty RESCOM has the prerogative to include a publication in more than one category if it feels that the publication has a strong chance of success there.
4. The FIRST author in each nominated publication MUST be a member of the Faculty.
5. In the category for Best Publication from a Team Effort, evaluation will be based on successes achieved by a team of different laboratories and disciplines
6. The category for Best Publication: MMed, MChD and Young Researcher, publication date should not be more than 3 years after completion of the degree.
7. In the Category of MMed, MChD the candidate must be the first author.
8. Publications available electronically in the year ahead of print will be accepted, but the same publication cannot be entered again the next year as a print copy.
9. The nominations go through a process of internal screening and stringent external peer review. Evaluation in all cases rests on generally accepted principles of excellence in research, like:
· Potential for application in practice
· Contribution of national health
· Promotion to medical sciences
· Preventative medicine
· Academic merit
· New technology
· Difficulty of work and status of the journal in which the paper was published
The awards are therefore exceptional achievements for the authors and a showcase for research in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
One certificate will be awarded to the Best Publication in each of the 7 categories. The runner-up publications (in each instance the second and third publications on the ranking list) will also be awarded a certificate of honourable mention for an outstanding publication.
Definitions to be used as a guide:
Clinical research is a research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual.
Clinical research includes:
(a) Patient-oriented research. Research conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena) for which an investigator (or colleague) directly interacts with human subjects. This area of research includes:
· Mechanisms of human disease
· Therapeutic interventions
· Clinical trials.
· Development of new technologies
(b) Epidemiologic and behavioural studies
Non-clinical studies include research studies conducted, typically on animals or in a laboratory that is not directly linked to human subject. This category includes in vitro studies that utilize human tissue which can not be linked to a living individual.
Education / health system (including qualitative):
Education research includes research that investigates educational changes or developments that are being planned to define the best way of proceeding
Health systems research includes health outcomes research and health services research
Date : 2013-03-15
Author : Web Administrator