2017 Innovation Challenge

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The Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences (TSHS) is pleased to announce its 2017 TSHS Portal Innovation Challenge Awards. These will be awarded by the section to the best contributions accepted and published on the TSHS Resources Portal during the 2016-17 academic year (before June 1, 2017). One award of $250 will be presented for the best contributed dataset and a second award of $250 will be presented for the best contributed teaching materials elated to an existing Portal dataset.

The mission of the TSHS Resources Portal is to promote excellence in the teaching of statistics in the health sciences through the dissemination of peer-reviewed health sciences-related datasets and teaching materials that are centrally archived in a public domain easy-to-navigate website. The purpose of the Innovation Challenge Awards is to publicize the Portal to increase the number of contributors and users.

Portal submissions that will be eligible for the 2017 award may be either: 1) a health sciences-related dataset and codebook (no simulated data, please); or 2) a set of teaching materials to accompany a previously published Portal dataset; teaching materials could include classroom activities, lab activities, quiz questions, homework problems with accompanying solutions, lecture notes, etc.

All Portal submissions are peer-reviewed by the TSHS Portal editorial board, and accepted submissions are published on the Portal. The best contributions that are accepted and published on the Portal during the 2016-2017 academic year (before June 1, 2017), as judged by the Portal editorial board will win the 2017 Innovation Challenge awards. The awards will be presented at the TSHS section mixer at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in Baltimore in August 2017.

How to Enter:
Complete instructions are available under For Contributors

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