NEJM Hosts SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge

Posted by • October 24th, 2016

challengeClinical trials are paramount to the advancement of medical knowledge and directly impact patients’ lives. Sharing pivotal data from these trials across the medical profession in a fundamentally transparent way allows for the further advancement of science and maximization of clinical trial participants’ contributions.

In order to demonstrate the potential benefits of clinical trial data sharing, the New England Journal of Medicine is sponsoring the SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge. The SPRINT Challenge tasks you with analyzing the dataset underlying the SPRINT article, A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control along with any other publicly available dataset, and identifying a novel scientific or clinical result.

The SPRINT Challenge is an opportunity for health care professionals, researchers, and scientists from around the world to shape the future of clinical trial data sharing. Additionally, participants with the best entries may win a prize and present their findings at the Aligning Incentives for Sharing Clinical Trial Data summit and web event on April 3-4, 2017 in Boston, MA.

Visit the SPRINT Challenge website at for more information and official rules.

One Response to “NEJM Hosts SPRINT Data Analysis Challenge”

  1. Amelia Roster says:

    Thanks New England Journal of Medicine for organizing this event and allowing researchers and scientists across the globe to share their work. I am sure this event will be a huge success and help in the development clinical data sharing.