Prof. Doug Altman
Doug Altman was the director of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in Oxford and co-director of the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit. He has published over 700 peer reviewed articles, many aimed at clarifying statistical ideas for medical researchers. He was senior statistics editor at the BMJ and co-editor-in-chief of Trials.
He was a member of several executive groups developing guidelines for reporting research, including those for CONSORT, STROBE, PRISMA, ARRIVE, SPIRIT, REMARK, and TRIPOD. In 2006 he founded the EQUATOR Network which seeks to improve the quality of scientific publications by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research. He received the BMJ’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
We were sad to hear the news that Doug Altman passed away on 3 June 2018 – a memorial page dedicated to him can be found here.