CIOMS Establishes Annual Award for Medical Students

CIOMS is pleased to announce the establishment of an annual award of 1500 US dollars for the best scientific article published in the areas of pharmacovigilance and research ethics. The article must have been published in a scientific peer reviewed journal in English.

In case of papers dealing with medicines or vaccines safety related topics, CIOMS uses the WHO definition of pharmacovigilance – Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problem.

In case of research ethics – papers dealing with health-related research involving humans are eligible.

Award applications have to be submitted annually by 1 March. The first award applications will be accepted by 1 March 2018. More detailed procedures on how to submit award applications will be web posted in the coming weeks.