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NIH prize competition seeks to advance open science

10/20/2015 09:00 AM EDT

Applicants asked to develop new products or services to harness the power of “big data” to improve health.

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The National Institutes of Health has partnered with London-based Wellcome Trust to launch a global science competition for new products or services to advance “open science,” a movement to make scientific research data broadly accessible to the public. Up to six teams of technology experts and researchers stand to win $80,000 each to develop their ideas into a prototype or to advance an existing early stage prototype. The prototype judged to have the greatest potential to further open science will receive $230,000.

 

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2015/od-20.htm

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