The Archibald Garrod Award is an annual award given by the SSIEM to the lead author of studies that provide a comprehensive, representative analysis of the clinical features, treatment and outcome of an inborn error of metabolism, published in the preceding year in the Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease, JIMD.

Studies typically include as many patients as possible and thus involve large patient numbers, however, the award is also open for excellent studies conducted in small but representative patient cohorts.

Patients should also be well characterised with regard to biological functions such as residual enzyme activity and/or genotype in order to take variable severity of the enzyme deficiency and genotype-phenotype correlations into consideration. Studies that are performed without commercial support usually receive higher marks in the scoring category "effort". The Judging committee consists of two members of the SSIEM Council, two members of the JIMD Editorial Team, and 1-2 external members.


The Archibald Garrod Award entails

  • Invitation to present the study at the SSIEM Annual Symposium
  • The Garrod Award medal
  • A monetary reward of 1500 €


Previous Garrod Awardees


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