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The International Biometric Society (IBS) Journal Club is a new initiative, designed by the Education Committee to help members and others network and discuss recent papers published in IBS journals.

We are excited to invite you to the next Journal Club happening on Thursday, 15 June 2017. Please see details below:

Date and Time: Thursday, 15 June 2017 at 15:00 GMT discussing ‘Statistical Significance for Hierarchical Clustering’ by Patrick K. Kimes, Yufeng Liu, D. Neil Hayes, and J. S. Marron.

Organizer and Chair: Jim Todd (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

Venue: Sessions are presented online, and will include both audio and video content. Instructions for access will be made available to all confirmed participants.

Audience: The IBS Journal Club is open to all IBS members worldwide (not limited to English-speaking natives). Eventually the Journal Club may be open to non-members, but we first plan to evaluate the Club and the views of IBS members.

Registration Fees:
*IBS Member – Free  (Registration is limited to 100 members per Journal Club.)
*Non-member – N/A

>>Register to attend by emailing us at

>>View the discussion paper: Statistical significance for hierarchical clustering  

Purpose and plan: The purpose is to widen the scope for understanding papers and to provide a new networking opportunity for IBS members through a regular internet forum.

The author of the paper will be asked to make a 20 minute presentation on the paper and its importance. A discussant will also be identified to highlight the main points and raise some relevant questions for a maximum of approximately 10 minutes. The discussion will be opened up to participants for comments, questions and responses to the paper, under the direction of the Chair.

For more information about the Journal Club, please contact IBS Education Committee Members Jim Todd ( or Jaakko Nevalainen ( For information on future club dates in 2017, contact IBS Director of Education, Alphonsus Baggett (