Global Preclinical Data Forum and European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Announce the Winner of the 2020 Best Negative Data Prize

The Global Preclinical Data Forum (GPDF), a jointly sponsored U.S. and European initiative, funded by Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), announced today the winner of the 2020 “Best Negative Data Prize.” The prize is awarded to the researcher or research group whose neuroscience study best exemplifies data where the outcomes do not confirm the expected results or working hypothesis. The goal of the unusual award is to incentivize researchers to publish negative findings to demonstrate that all data holds value for the scientific process.

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Negative Data Prize

To encourage publication of data where the results do not confirm the expected outcome or original hypothesis, the Negative Prize was developed. In 2018, the first Negative Prize was awarded to Laura Luyten and Tom Beckers (KU Leuven, Belgium).

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