Bio-IT World Innovative Practices Awards



Entry Form

Celebrating Excellence in Innovation

Bio-IT World has held a best practices award since 2003, highlighting outstanding examples of technology innovation in the life sciences. This year, we continue the tradition under a new name: Bio-IT World Innovative Practices Awards. The Innovative Practices Awards are designed to recognize partnerships and projects pushing our industry forward, striving to highlight strategies that can be widely shared and implemented across the industry to improve the quality, pace, and reach of our science. Winners will be announced in a plenary session at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, Boston, April 16-18, 2019. The final deadline (fee) for entry is February 7, 2020. For further information and/or to complete your entry, click on the following links:

  1. Review criteria for entry and authorization statement (below).

  2. Review the tips for entry, provided by the judges.

  3. Fully complete the entry form (sections 2-5 are mandatory for consideration).

  4. Process entry fee –

    • There is a $300 fee for completed entries submitted by February 7, 2020 deadline. Companies should email Benjamin Ross, Senior Editorial Assistant, to arrange payment.

    • Note: Government and academic institutions, or other organizations that might have difficulty paying the entry fee, should contact Benjamin Ross to discuss a potential waiver.

  5. Submit your completed entry by forwarding the Word version of the Entry Form to Bio-IT World Benjamin Ross, Editorial Assistant,, along with any supporting documentation, or via the Online Entry Form below.

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Entry Criteria

  • The work for which recognition is sought must have been done in the last two years and be substantially complete.

  • Nominations are open to R&D and scientific facilities and labs in pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, academia, government, medical or related institutions and organizations, as well as public and private research organizations.

  • Final deadline for entry submission is February 7, 2020.

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Award Categories

Entries may be submitted in one of the following categories with appropriate topics including, but not limited to: (Bio-IT World reserves the right to expand or refine categories.)

  • Clinical & Health-IT: Trial design, eCTD, EDC, ePrescribing, RHIOs, EMR/PHR
  • IT infrastructure/HPC: High Performance Computing, storage, Cloud technologies
  • Informatics: LIMS, data visualization, imaging technologies, NGS analysis
  • Knowledge Management: Data mining, idea/expertise mining, text mining, collaboration, resource optimization
  • Research & Drug Discovery: Disease pathway research, applied and basic research, compound-focused research, drug safety
  • Personalized & Translational Medicine: Responders/non-responders, biomarkers, Feedback loops, predictive technologies

(Bio-IT World reserves the right to expand or refine categories.)

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Upon submission of this nomination, you grant Bio-IT World the use of any photos, video or product/company information gained as a result of this process, without further permission. A minimum number of entries is required in order for a winner to be named. Entries after the deadline will not be guaranteed for consideration. All entries become property of Bio-IT World. Copyright Healthtech Publishing 2018.


Bio-IT World has received and processed some 400 entries since we first held the competition in 2003. Our experience has led to the following checklist of “do’s & don’ts” that will help you avoid simple mistakes or omissions that could detract from the quality of your entry. Follow these simple steps to improve your chances of recognition by our expert judges.

Identify key results and quantify the ROI associated with the project (e.g. man-hours or $ saved; new capabilities)
Quantify the resources expended (hours, personnel, $)
Explain broader impact on the life science community/biopharma industry

Enter promotional “brochure-ware” or rewrite press releases
Emphasize technology (product) features over project results -- integrate the two


Direct questions about entry criteria/process to:
Benjamin Ross, Editorial Assistant,

Please email completed entry to:
Benjamin Ross, Senior Editorial Assistant,
2020 Innovative Practices Entry
Deadline: February 7, 2020

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