The development of research and research studies is one of the most important goals of the Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. This includes both its financial and non-financial support. To demonstrate its dedication several initiatives were taken. one of which is Dr. Sami Alsugair’s Award for Academic Research. The prime Topics of interest are papers that evolve around Basic and Laboratory Research, National Registration Information, Residents Research, Clinical Research, Community Survey Research, and International Cooperation Research.