We welcome all students and researchers new to the field to join the Early Career Researchers’ (ECR) Day during next years’ joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference in Melbourne on Thursday, 30 August 2018.

The aim of the day is to encourage discussion on how to be a good researcher and how to come up with statistical research projects of ongoing or future interest. This day should be used to share our personal experiences relating to statistical research and discuss how to deal with the potential pitfalls of the research process. Whether you are just about to graduate or have already gained some experience from working as a researcher or statistical consultant, you will benefit from meeting your peers, exchanging your thoughts and ideas, and getting to know more about how to shape a career in statistics. As such, the day will complement the main Conference which mainly concentrates on research results.

Abstract submission:

All early career researchers, i.e., 10 years post BSc in statistics or a related field, are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation related to the topics outlined above. Abstracts can be submitted via the standard abstract submission portal for the Conference. Abstracts should include a few sentences at the end of the abstract about the delegates background and research area of interest. The deadline for abstract submission for the ECR Day is 2 March 2018. Abstract acceptance notifications for the ECR Day will be sent out by 18 May 2018. Abstracts for the ECR day should be submitted using the main abstract submission portal, indicating that the abstract is for submission for the ECR Day. Guidelines for abstract submission can be found here. Please note that abstracts for presenting research results still can and should be submitted for the main Conference!

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