Data Sets, Teaching Materials Sought for 2016 Innovation Challenge

The ASA Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences Section (TSHS) invites everyone to compete in the 2016 TSHS Innovation Challenge. A prize of $500 will be awarded to the best submission of a data set with associated teaching materials to the newly launched TSHS Teaching Resources Portal.

The focus of the 2016 Innovation Challenge is to publicize the portal and increase the number of data sets and teaching materials available.

Portal submissions eligible for the prize must include both a health sciences–related data set and codebook and at least one set of teaching materials related to the data set. Teaching materials could include classroom activities, lab activities, quiz questions, homework problems, and lecture notes.

Portal submissions consisting of just a new data set/codebook or just new teaching materials to accompany a currently posted data set also are welcome, but not eligible for the 2016 prize.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the TSHS portal editorial board, and the accepted submissions will be posted to the portal. The best accepted submission, as judged by the editorial board, will be awarded the 2016 Innovation Challenge prize, which will be presented at the TSHS section mixer during the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago this August.

Visit the 2016 Innovation Challenge website for more information, including submission instructions. The deadline for submissions is May 15.