HELM wins BioIT World Best Practices Award for Informatics!

HELM wins BioIT World Best Practices Award for Informatics! Congratulations to the whole team.

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Bio-IT World announced the winners of its tenth annual Best Practices Awards competition this morning in a plenary session at the 2014 Bio-IT World Conference & Expo in Boston.

Grand prize winners were named in five life sciences categories highlighting best practices in clinical trial IT, research infrastructure, bioinformatics, cloud computing and data management from AstraZeneca and Tessella, U-BIOPRED, the Pistoia Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine, and Genentech.

In addition, a Judges’ Prize was awarded to the UK National Health Service and the Editors’ Choice Award was given to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.

Projects from AstraZeneca and TrialNetworks received honorable mention.

“We are delighted to honor these outstanding organizations for their forward-thinking approaches to solving some of the greatest challenges facing the biomedical community today,” said Allison Proffitt, editor of Bio-IT World. “For the ten years we have presented the Best Practices Awards, the innovation of our entrants has consistently surprised and impressed us, and this year’s winners are no exception. They are driving the life sciences forward in ways that deserve to be recognized and replicated.”

The Best Practices Awards program was established in 2003 by the editors of Bio-IT World to recognize cutting-edge approaches to the use of information technology to advance basic biomedical research, drug discovery, and clinical trials, while providing a blueprint for success with the potential for impact across the industry.

The ceremony took place this morning at the World Trade Center in Boston, where the awards were presented by Allison Proffitt and William Van Etten, Ph.D. veteran judge, and founding partner at BioTeam.

A panel of ten invited expert judges joined the editors in reviewing 30 detailed submissions from organizations ranging from large pharmaceutical and biomedical companies to academic centers to startup service providers around the world, selecting winners in five categories as well as two special awards from the judges and the editors.

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