05 June 2013

Call for Nominations: ISDS Awards for Outstanding Research in Biosurveillance

We invite you to nominate articles to be considered for the ‘Award for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance’ in order to recognize disease surveillance scientists and professionals for contributions to their fields of research. The nomination period will be open from May 29, 2013 to June 25, 2013. Nominate: survey link.

Eligibility: All nominated articles related to biosurveillance or of interest to the ISDS Research Committee, published in July 2012 through June 2013. Early publication articles (e.g., online only) are eligible.

Judging criteria:
  1. Impact on field of biosurveillance
  • Potential to change the way that surveillance is practiced
  • Potential to attract scientists from other disciplines
  • Educational value to a broader audience
  1. Scientific achievement
  • Innovation of methodology or application
  • Rigor of methods and quality of scientific writing

The Literature Review Subcommittee meets bi-monthly to discuss new journal articles related to biosurveillance. At each meeting, members volunteer to summarize one or more articles. The initial candidate pool consists of articles summarized by members of the Literature Review Subcommittee between July 2012 and April 2013, as well as select articles identified by the the Award Committee.

Please nominate up to 3 articles by selecting articles listed and/or writing in articles you feel meet the judging criteria into the survey.

Once the nomination period has closed, the Award Committee will review all nominated articles and narrow the list down to 5-8 finalist articles.

The finalists will be distributed to ISDS members for voting.

First and second awards will be presented at the 2013 ISDS Conference for the 'Impact on field of biosurveillance' and 'Scientific achievement' categories. The awards will be offered to the corresponding author, who may defer the award to another co-author of their choice. Prizes:
  • First prize: Invitation to present at the 2013 ISDS Conference or an invitation to present a featured webinar and 50% discounted 2013 ISDS Conference registration.
  • Second prize: $50 Amazon gift certificate and 25% discounted 2013 ISDS Conference registration.

The award winners will be announced on August 6, 2013.

For more information, please click here.

View 2012 Award winners here.

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