Random audits could shift the incentive for researchers from quantity to quality

Every researcher is under pressure to publish in high-ranking journals. The most blatant pressure I ever experienced was over a decade ago when my then head of department created a league table of staff in their department using annual paper numbers. At the top were the well-funded and established professors, at the bottom were researchers […]

Share your stories of innovation success with STA

Following Science meets Business last year, Science & Technology Australia has partnered with gemaker to share the stories of successful innovation and commercialisation in the Australian STEM sector. Take advantage of this platform to amplify your voice, and share the successful work being done by STEM professionals in your field. You can already read  about a […]

Adaptive trials and writing clinical trial simulators workshops

Two workshops on “Adaptive Trials” and “Writing Clinical Trial Simulators” were held in Melbourne on March 22nd and 23rd. Organised and hosted by the Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) Statisticians in Trials Interest Group (STInG) and the ACTA Innovative Trials Design and Conduct Reference Group with sponsorship from the Statistical Society of Australia and the […]

NSW Branch: New councillors

Five new councillors were appointed for 2018 at the NSW Branch’s Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 28:   After working in IT for a number of years, Hamish Lavery returned to university in 2013 and developed an interest in statistics. Since graduating he has been working as a media data analyst. Hamish hopes to […]

Howard Bondell “Data and decision-making”

After a successful 2018 AGM for the Victorian Branch, 160 enthusiastic statisticians and data scientists gathered at the University of Melbourne to listen to Professor Howard Bondell talk about data and decision making. Howard focussed on two topics: informative missingness in recommender systems, and selecting sets of patient characteristics to inform optimal treatment decisions. Howard’s […]

Use of survival analysis to determine the success of a joint replacement in Australia

South Australian SSA 28 February 2018 Meeting The speaker at the February 2018 meeting of the SA Branch was Michelle Lorimer from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR).  Her talk “use of survival analysis to determine the success of a joint replacement in Australia” is a piece of her current methodological research […]

News from the National Schools’ Poster Competition

The 2017 National Schools’ Poster Competition saw a record 955 participants submit posters. Posters of winners and honourable mentions (announced December 217) are available at https://www.ssaipostercomp.info/winners.html Please help spread the word for the 2018 competition – families, friends, schools, etc. if you are interested in being involved. And…there is a new Undergraduate Division in 2018 […]

ASC 2018: Abstract submission deadline extended to the 5th of March

Abstract submission extended to 11.59pm GMT on the 5th of March for ISCB/ASC 2018, Melbourne, Australia   Joint International Society for Clinical Biostatistics (ISCB) and Australian Statistical Conference (ASC) 2018 26-30 August 2018, Melbourne, Australia To ensure that there is no confusion around time zones, abstract submission for the ISCB/ASC 2018 conference has been extended […]

Wanna make a short statistical video?

Got an idea for a short statistical video?   The Australian Academy of Science is keen to produce short topical videos promoting science and, in particular, statistics. If you have an idea for a short one to two minute statistical video aimed at public education or topics of public interest then the Academy and the […]

SSA-QLD TRAVEL GRANT

International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 2018 FUNDING FOR the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics and Australian Statistical Conference 2018 The Statistical Society of Australia QLD Branch is offering one award to fund the participation of a QLD Young Statistician to attend the Biostatistics Conference on 26–30 August 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. […]

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