Dear all, this week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, together with the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute launched the Open Science Prize: https://www.openscienceprize.org/ .
It invites teams to propose or refine technical infrastructure that makes innovative use of open data or that advances open science more generally, though with a focus on biomedicine. The awards will be made in two phases - 6 at $80k each in Phase 1, and in Phase 2, $230k for the winning team among these 6. Teams must have at least one member each inside and outside the US, and team members can be individuals, groups or legal entities (e.g. a GLAM, a company or a city). The abstracts of the submissions will be public, and openness beyond that is strongly encouraged. Deadline for submissions to Phase 1 is February 29, 2016. For official announcements, see http://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/2015/10/20/the-open-science-prize-harnessing-the-innovative-power-of-open-data-and-content/ or https://datascience.nih.gov/openscienceprize , and for an initial blog post by one of the members of the expert panel for the prize, see http://aoasg.org.au/2015/10/22/why-the-open-science-prize-is-important/ . As I am involved in the organization of the prize as part of my work, I cannot be part of any submitting team, but I will be happy to answer any procedural questions you may have. Please feel free to forward this to communities that you think might be interested in coming up with an idea to submit. Thanks and cheers, Daniel _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>