Doug Altman of Oxford University has died

Doug Altman, founder of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine at Oxford University, the EQUATOR Network and driving force behind CONSORT, sadly passed away on Sunday 3 June 2018.

Matthias Egger (ISPM), Sven Trelle (CTU), Myriam Cevallos (coordinator of STROBE) and others at University of Bern collaborated with Doug over many years, most notably on the second and forthcoming third edition of “Systematic Reviews in Health Care”, the CONSORT and STROBE statements and methodological research. “Doug hugely improved the methods and reporting of clinical research. He was a brilliant and generous statistician, and great company. He will be sorely missed” said Matthias.

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