A new award, with major sponsorship from Google, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) and the Wellcome Trust, seeks to reward pioneers for the social good byawarding $30,000 to three people who have “applied scientific research published through open access” – in ANY field – for the benefit of society.
The official award site is here, and the application period closes June 15th, 2013 – so hop to it!
Nominees should be people and/or teams that have:
- or remixed scientific research published through open access.
Examples of nominees (so far) include:
A bioinformatics team repurposes existing source codes used for searching genomic data associated with individual cancer tumors to create a new open source algorithm and web tool that can search multiple tumor types simultaneously, enabling faster and more comprehensive searches by oncologists for use in clinical treatment of cancer patients.
A patient advocate creates a new web community for individuals with a rare genetic disorder and their families; this website curates existing and newly available open access research about causes and treatment protocols, and offers interpretative science articles and a user forum to help nonscientist readers better understand the science presented.
- Teams are eligible
- Self-nominations are totally kosher
*NOT the full suite of rules – see the entire set of guidelines here.
Follow the conversation at #SciASAP.
The award is also supported by: