Friday, 28 February 2014

Vote now for Access to Understanding’s first ever People’s Choice Award

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first ever People’s Choice Award for the Access to Understanding science-writing competition! This award gives you - the public - the opportunity to read our shortlisted entries and have your say.

Our entrants rose to the difficult challenge of writing plain English summaries of research articles (all available from Europe PMC), which cover fascinating cutting-edge science including combining drug therapies to treat cancer, brain scanning to better understand specific function, a new way to assess effectiveness of arthritis treatments, and an analysis of malaria resistance around the world. The People’s Choice award gives a voice to those for whom the summaries have been written and allows us to reward the best.

Read and vote for the 10 shortlisted entries here. Our rigorous judging process has ensured the scientific accuracy of the accounts; what we really want to know is whether you like them!

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The competition will remain open until 12.00 on 24 March 2014, and the winner will be announced that evening at our awards ceremony. You can vote for as many articles as you like, once a day. We encourage you to share any and all comments at any time.

When you have finished reading and voting, don’t forget to tell your family, friends and colleagues. We know these exceptional pieces will be of interest to all!

By Anna Kinsey and Rebecca Withers

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