The winners of the 2015 EMCDDA scientific paper award will gather in Lisbon on 23 September for the fifth annual paper award ceremony hosted by the EU agency (1). The acclaimed writers will receive a non-monetary prize for their articles in the margins of the Lisbon Addictions 2015 conference opening this week in the Portuguese capital (2).
The prize, inaugurated in 2011 by the EMCDDA and its Scientific Committee, celebrates scientific writing and distinguishes high-quality research in the field of illicit drugs. This year, over 50 papers in five categories were nominated by members of the Scientific Committee, the Reitox national focal points, European drug research societies and peer-reviewed journals and by EMCDDA staff.
The 2015 winning articles, which will be presented at the ceremony, are:
Chair of the EMCDDA Scientific Committee Prof. Dr Gerhard Bühringer said: ‘This year the EMCDDA commemorates 20 years of monitoring the drugs problem in Europe. Promoting scientific excellence has been at the heart of the agency’s work over this time and was the motivation behind this scientific paper award. The award has enabled us to showcase major advancements in the drugs field and reach out to a buoyant research community across the EU. It also helps highlight research gaps with the perspective of improving policy and practice’.