A scholarship to foster future leaders in evidence based medicine
Editorial: The inaugural 2019 Doug Altman Scholarship at EBMLive in Oxford Doug Altman (1948-2018) was The BMJ’s chief statistician for over 20 years. His work on improving the execution and reporting of research made him a world leader in evidence based medicine and a distinguished role model. Doug helped researchers design and report good quality studies to answer important clinical questions. His editorial, “The scandal of poor medical research,” written in 1994 is essential reading for those new to evidence based medicine.1 Its call for “less research, better research, and research done for the right reasons” remains relevant today. His passion for teaching and mentoring makes him a source of inspiration for early career researchers.