The publication award is for the best publication in epidemiology or research methodology with a junior researcher as first author. The article must have been written in Dutch or English and published or accepted in the year prior to the congress (i.e. in 2016). The junior researcher is allowed to submit only one publication, may not have received his or her PhD more than three years ago and should be a member of the VvE.
A first selection will be made by the members of the board of the VvE, according to standard criteria. The winner will be selected by a jury consisting of three professors in Epidemiology. After a 10 minute presentation the laureate receives a certificate and a cheque of € 1000. This amount must be spent on a visit to an epidemiology conference or attending a course.