NIH, Wellcome and Howard Hughes Want Your Open Science Proposals

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Wellcome Trust are co-sponsoring the Open Science Prize.  The first phase of the prize competition closes on February 29.  The purpose of the project is to encourage the development of open science tools and services that can make it easier for users to access and re-use datasets and other research outputs from biomedical research.

Successful teams must include at least one member from the U.S. and one member from another country.  They will compete for one of up to six awards of $80,000 that would allow teams to further develop a prototype of a product or service that helps further open science.  In the second phase of the competition selected teams would submit those prototypes and the winning one receives a $230,000 award.  For more information, consult the website and the webinar prize organizers held in December.

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