The Open Science Prize, encourages experimentation with open content and open data to enable discoveries that improve health and push research forward. Six finalist projects address: FDA Trials; Emerging diseases; Mental and neurological disease modeling; Open Neuroimaging data; Rare disease research; and Global air quality.
Vote for your favorite project! Voting ends January 6, 2017,11:59pm PST.
The Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have sponsored this award, “to stimulate the development of novel and ground-breaking tools and platforms to enable the reuse and repurposing of open digital research objects relevant to biomedical or health applications.” Further details about the contest are described in the Open Science Prize FAQ and in this Open Science Prize Vision and Overview from the BD2K Open Data Science Symposium, #BD2KOpenSci.
Presentation videos by each of the 6 finalist groups are available from the BD2K Open Data Science Symposium. The project titles below link to descriptions on the Open Science Prize site. Try them out and learn more about each project before you vote! Or, if you missed the vote, go explore anyway to experience these innovative platforms that make open data and research results work towards our better health:
(*Beyond the Open Science Prize, explore even more topics on Open Data and Open Research for Health via December 2016 All Hands Meeting and Open Data Symposium video archives.)
- OpenTrialsFDA: Making Unbiased Clinical Trial Data Accessible – Enables researchers and the public to better access, search, and understand drug approval packages submitted to and made available by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Real-Time Evolutionary Tracking for Pathogen Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation – Tracks emerging diseases, such as Ebola and Zika, in a real-time online visualization platform where the outputs of statistical analyses can be used by public health professionals within days of samples being taken from patients.
- Fruit Fly Brain Observatory – Pools global laboratory data to facilitate the complex scientific collaboration necessary to advance computational disease models for mental and neurological diseases by connecting data related to the fly brain.
- Open Neuroimaging Library – Applies online gaming principles to advance brain research by engaging the public in collaborative annotation, discovery, and analysis of brain imaging data.
- MyGene2: Accelerating Gene Discovery via Radically Open Data Sharing – Provides an open data platform for researchers, clinicians, and families affected by rare diseases to share health and genetic information to speed diagnosis, identify matching cases, and transform the process of gene discovery.
- OpenAQ: A Global Community Building the First Open, Real-Time Air Quality Data Hub for the World – Provides real-time air quality information to the global public by making air quality data from around the world available in one open-source and open data platform.