Florence Nightingale was born 200 years ago in Italy. She would later be considered the forerunner of modern professional nursing, as well as statistics and modern epidemiology. She would also become the first woman to be admitted to the Royal Statistical Society.
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Nightingale, the Rladies Spain organization (nodes of Barcelona, Madrid, and Bilbao), in collaboration with the Spanish Biometric Society and the Catalan Statistical Society are pleased to announce the data analysis competition: “200 YEARS OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE”.
The competition proposes to analyze, using R, the dataset that Florence Nightingale used to determine the causes of death of the British Army during the Crimean War. The analysis of these data served to discover the factors associated with high mortality and to reduce it significantly.
Who can participate and how should they do it?
Teams with a maximum of 3 people, and who meet the following conditions, may be eligible for this award:
- At least one woman must be part of the team.
- The R program should be used for data analysis.
The winning project will be presented as a communication at the next Spanish Biometric Conference.
The awards ceremony will take place in the autumn of 2020. Given the current situation, it is still to be determined how this ceremony will take place, whether in person or virtually. If possible, it will be held at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB). In any case, there will be two parallel sessions in Madrid and Bilbao, which will connect with the Barcelona session for the awards ceremony.
In this video (in Spanish), some of the organisers and sponsors tell us more about the competition.