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Submissions now open for the Best Negative Data Prize in neuroscience

7 May 2020

The Global Preclinical Data Forum (GDPF) provides a platform for scientists to share unpublished, negative data for the purposes of gaining insight and advancing the field of neuroscience. The Best Negative Data Prize was created in 2018 to incentivise researchers to publish their negative results.

Submissions are open from Apr 7 to May 31, 2020 for this year’s award of €10,000 which was generously sponsored by Cohen Veterans Bioscience. The winner will be announced by Aug 1, and the award will be presented in-person on Sep 12 at the ECNP Congress in Vienna, with the winner’s travel and accommodation costs covered. Per the GPDF website, the following criteria must be met for submissions to be eligible:

  • Published or accepted for publication in English by a peer-reviewed journal
  • Date of publication is not older than April 7, 2015
  • Report results of a non-clinical study/set of studies in neuroscience, not a review
  • The paper will detail materials and methods within the body of the paper or supplementary information. Authors must be confident technical failures are not the reason for their negative results. They must also be willing to share their raw data with third parties.


Learn more and apply here by May 31: