Shortlist announced for BioMed Central’s 5th annual Research Awards

 Our annual Research Awards recognize the excellence in research published across our journals in the past year. 


Shortlists for the Biology, Medicine and Open Data Award’s have now been announce:

Biology Award 

Sir Tim Hunt, Principal Scientist at Cancer Research UK, Prof Laurence Hurst, of University of Bath and Michaela Torkar, Editorial Director at BioMed Central nominated the following:


Medicine Award

Selected by Richard Smith, United Health Group and former Editor of the BMJ, Dr Mike Clarke, Director of the UK Cochrane Centre and Dr Jigisha Patel, Medical Editor (BMC Series) at BioMed Central, the nominations are:


Open Data Award

Peter Murray-Rust of the Murray-Rust Group, Cambridge, John Wilbanks of Creative Commons, Open Access advocate Cameron Neylon, Alex Wade and Lee Dirks of Microsoft Research (who are sponsoring the Open Data Award), Rufus Pollock of OKF and Matthew Cockerill, Managing Director, and Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Journal Publisher at BioMed Central, selected the following nominations:


The winning articles will be announced at a ceremony held in London, UK on 5th May. Awards for Case Report of the Year and Editor of the Year will also be presented.

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