Last week, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, together with the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute launched the Open Science Prize.
It invites teams to propose or refine technical infrastructure (e.g. tools, services or platforms) 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 the Welcome Trust Blog or Data Science at NIH.
For an initial blog post by Fabiana Kubke, one of the members of the expert panel
for the prize, see here.