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Just published: The IEA Dictionary of Epidemiology, 6th edition

UPDATE: The new edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology has just been published by Oxford University Press (OUP):

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Oxford University Press has announced that the new, 6th. edition of the IEA Dictionary of Epidemiology […]

P-values – in Nature (Regina Nuzzo. Scientific method: statistical errors. Nature, 12 February 2014; 506: 150-52)


Most epidemiologists are aware of some of the problems with P-values; they combine both effect size and sample size, they are not easy to interpret, in most studies they really have no meaning and in many cases they are simply grossly misleading causing mistakes that can be serious. Misinterpretation of P values has probably led […]

Richard Peto Wins 2014 Richard Doll Prize

The 2014 Richard Doll Prize has been awarded to Richard Peto from the University of Oxford, in recognition of his highly original innovations in the methodology of multi-centric observational studies and randomized trials that have rapidly translated into studies advancing knowledge directly relevant to the prevention and treatment of cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Peto’s methodological […]

27th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology, Florence

The 27th Residential Summer Course in Epidemiology in Florence, Italy is organized by the European Educational Programme in Epidemiology (EEPE) under the patronage of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA) and run in collaboration with several European Universities.

The 2014 edition of the three-week course (9 ECTS), which will run from 23 June – 11 July […]

The IEA ECE Best Abstract Competition

The IEA ECE Committee is delighted to announce the best ECE abstract competition for the 20th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE). The deadline for entry into the competition has been extended to 31 January 2014, in line with the extended date for abstract submission. […]

EpiBlog: Support for Reusing Shared Data from ScienceEurope and Nature


Follow the links below to find 2 recent important documents about use of data for research. These influential bodies (Nature and ScienceEurope) provide strong support for making legislation that allows reuse of data for research.

http://www.nature.com/news/privacy-in-the-digital-age-1.12978 http://www.scienceeurope.org/downloads

—Jørn Olsen

The ECE Pilots a Mentoring Program

The applications to be part of the mentoring program have now closed. We encourage you to submit your application in any future rounds. Thank you for all the applications in this first round!

Dear IEA members

It is our pleasure to announce a mentoring scheme that has been prepared over the last few months by […]

Library of Alexandria SuperHelp Desk: Recruiting Experts in Research Methods

Dear Friend,

The Library of Alexandria, and the WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of Pittsburgh are launching a project to improve productivity in developing countries by establishing a Research Methods Help Desk. This will assist junior researchers to design research and publish their public health research discoveries in leading international biomedical journals The BA […]

Observational research and informed consent


Lessons learned from the legal protection of data In Europe

In June 2013 the European parliament will start the postponed voting on the New Regulation on Data Protection. More than 4000 amendments have been proposed and the Regulation is one of the most lobbied texts in the EU history. Not because of the problems it […]

2014 Richard Doll Prize: Nominations and Selection


The International Epidemiological Association established in 2007 the Richard Doll Prize in Epidemiology. The price is awarded in principle on a triennial basis. The first prize was conferred in 2008 to Dr Nubia Muñoz, and the second prize in 2011 to Dr David Barker.

The prize will be given to an epidemiologist of the highest […]