Award for Statistical Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry

We are now accepting entries for the 2022 award.

The award for statistical excellence in the pharmaceutical industry is made jointly with Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI) every year.

The aim of the award is to recognise an outstanding level of influence in the application of an existing statistical practice, or an innovation, that has strengthened the quality and efficiency of investigations in the pharmaceutical industry.

Read about the 2021 winner.

We look for entries that have demonstrated one or more of the following:

  • A clear understanding of the needs of researchers and investigators
  • An application of an existing statistical practice to a new area that has increased the quality and efficiency of investigations
  • A new development in the design of investigations and/or the analysis of data that has led to further insights into the safety, efficacy and value of medicines or devices
  • An excellent way to communicate results that is clear and helpful to a wide array of users, showing how statisticians understand the range of user needs.

Download the entry form (DOCX)
Submit your entry and any queries to
The deadline for entries is 28 June 2022.

To note, the nominator &/or referees may be contacted with follow up questions from the judging panel.  

The award will be presented at the RSS annual conference, taking place in Aberdeen, Scotland, 12-15 September 2022.  

Previous winners