IADR Cariology Research Group Science Award

Deadline: October 13, 2016.  

The Cariology Research Group (CRG) of IADR has established the above award to promote the quality of science at the annual IADR scientific meeting of researchers working in the field of cariology, erosion and related subjects.

Eligibility:

  1. Research abstracts in the field of caries, erosion or related subjects are eligible for this award.
  2. The abstract must be submitted for presentation at the annual IADR scientific meeting. The authors must select the CRG as that group to which the abstract should be submitted for review, and select the award from the list of IADR Group Awards showing that they wish to be considered for the award.

Award:
At the annual IADR scientific meeting, a maximum of three awards, each consisting of US$500 and a certificate, will be presented to the winning research project/abstract(s). The award(s) will be announced at the annual business meeting of the CRG at the annual IADR scientific meeting. Although the award(s) will be given to the presenter, it is (they are) intended to recognize the research of the entire research team who contributed to the project being presented at the annual IADR scientific meeting.

Application Procedures:
Abstract must be submitted for presentation at the annual IADR scientific meeting. The presenting author must select the CRG as that group to which the abstract should be submitted for review, and select the award from the list of IADR Group Awards showing that they wish to be considered for the award.

All abstracts meeting the eligibility criteria outlined above may be entered into the competition.

Review and Selection Process:
The review will be based on the submitted abstract.

The review process will consist of two steps – a primary review by the assigned CRG Abstract Lead Reviewers, who will incorporate suggestions by the Abstract Reviewers, and a final review by the Award Committee.

Abstracts submitted for the Cariology Research Group Science Award will be initially peer-reviewed by the Abstract Reviewers who will score them (according to the IADR Abstract rating scale) and make suggestions to the Lead Reviewers assigned to each of the six sections (Clinical and Epidemiological Studies; De-/Remineralization; Detection, Risk Assessment and others; Erosion; Fluoride and Ca-based Products; Microbiological Studies/Biofilm). Only abstracts rated the score ‘1-Exceptional’ by at least one Abstract Reviewer will be further considered. The Lead Reviewers will then select a maximum of five abstracts from their assigned section and forward these abstracts to the Award Committee. Members of the Award Committee will be chosen by the President of the CRG of IADR and will consist of a minimum of three and a maximum of five present and/or past members of the Executive Committee. The Award Committee will then select a maximum of three abstracts worthy of the Cariology Research Group Science Award. Due to potential bias and conflict of interest, abstracts authored by members of the Executive Committee are not eligible to apply for the award.

The awardee(s) will be notified two weeks before the annual business meeting of the CRG.

The Cariology Group of IADR reserves the right not to give any awards in the event no eligible entries are received or in case submissions are not of sufficient high standard as determined by the Award Committee.

Awardee Responsibilities:
The presenting author of the awarded abstract is expected to attend the annual IADR scientific meeting and CRG-related activities, including the annual business meeting during which the award(s) will be announced.

Contact person:  
Alexandre Vieira
Email: arv11@pitt.edu

Award deadlines will coincide with IADR abstract submission deadlines

2016 Recipients
Nathan Jones, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Chun Hung Chu, University of Hong Kong, SAR, China

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