ECNP call for submissions for the 2022 “Best Negative Data Prize” in preclinical neuroscience 

23 March 2022

Society & Partner News

The Global Preclinical Data Forum (GPDF), in collaboration with Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), announce the opening of submissions for the 2022 “Best Negative Data Prize” in Preclinical Neuroscience. The prize, the first of its kind, is now in its third iteration. It recognises the researcher or research group whose publication in preclinical neuroscience best exemplifies data where the results do not confirm the expected outcomes or original hypotheses.

The primary aim of the prize, which was first awarded in 2018, has been to raise awareness about the importance of publishing all well-conducted studies, regardless of the outcome, to ensure scientific integrity and increase public trust in research. When researchers fail to publish negative findings, an important part of the complete scientific knowledge is lost, which could lead to unnecessary duplication of research efforts and potential loss of time and money.

The call for submissions for the 2022 “Best Negative Data Prize” in Preclinical Neuroscience is open until 30 April 2022. The award itself is a monetary prize of EUR 10,000 made available through the generous sponsorship support provided by CVB and will be awarded at the 35th ECNP Congress in Vienna, Austria, in October 2022.

Call for submissions.

About the ECNP

ECNP is a scientific association dedicated to advancing the science of the brain, promoting better treatment and enhancing brain health. It is Europe’s leading independent forum for the science of CNS treatments. The ECNP Congress, Europe’s largest meeting on brain science, showcases the world’s best disease-oriented brain research, annually attracting between 4,000 and 6,000 neuroscientists, psychiatrists, neurologists and psychologists. ECNP’s wide range of scientific and educational activities, programmes and events make it the largest non-institutional supporter of applied and translational neuroscience research and education in Europe.

About FENS

FENS promotes neuroscience research to policy-makers, funding bodies and the general public, both regionally and internationally. FENS promotes excellence in neuroscience research and facilitates exchanges and networking between neuroscientists within the European Research Area and beyond.

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