For our 2020 Paper of the Year we seek to recognize the best paper published in a peer-reviewed journal during 2019 that (1) was authored by an HCSRN researcher, and (2) illustrates the type of work that could only be done in HCSRN-like settings. The first criterion does not preclude papers jointly authored with people outside an HCSRN member organization. The second criterion is meant to highlight work that could not be readily done by researchers in academic or other settings with access only to public use data sets. For example, studies dependent on variables only present in the VDW would meet this criterion, but so would single-site studies that leveraged data and researcher access to operational leaders in the organization.
Nominations may be made by anyone and the recipient need not be planning to attend the 2020 conference in order to receive the award. Deadline to submit your nominations is Friday, January 31, 2020.