Young statisticians (up to 5 years after their last academic degree) attending RBras 2016 will have the possibility to compete for the “Best RBras 2016 Paper Award”. To be considered for the award, the young researcher should:

• have completed an academic degree within the previous 5 years prior to the RBras 2016;
• be a member of RBras or IBS;

The paper must deal with novel and interesting contributions to theory and methodology, or the innovative use of statistical methods to address a substantive application, in Biometry or Biostatistics.

The paper must be an unpublished original work that is prepared mainly by a young researcher. Although it may have co-authors, the paper should be presented by the candidate at the RBras 2016 as either an invited or contributed paper.

If you are interested in participating in this competition, please send an extended abstract of 6 pages, your Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter, to Clarice Demétrio ( by March 20, 2016.

The winner will be announced at the closing session of the RBras 2016.