Oxford’s Doug Altman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

May 7, 2015
Philip Ward

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Altman has been instrumental in the development of “truly robust guidelines for the reporting of clinical trials and wider clinical research studies”.

Prof. Doug Altman, founding director of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in Oxford, U.K. has received the 2015 BMJ Lifetime Achievement for his contribution to improving reporting of health research.

Altman has been instrumental in the development of “truly robust guidelines for the reporting of clinical trials and wider clinical research studies,” noted GSK’s Global Head of Epidemiology Dr. Andrew Roddam, who presented the award on behalf of the sponsors.

Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-chief of the The BMJ, said Professor Altman “has done more than anyone else to encourage researchers to fully report what they actually did, warts and all, rather than letting the best be the enemy of the good or, worse, pretending that research is perfect.”

 

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