Open Science Prize: ContentMine and proposal published

Enabling discoveries for health – let’s harness the innovative power of open data

The Open Science Prize is a partnership between the Wellcome Trust, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to unleash the power of open content and data to advance biomedical research and its application for health benefit.

The Open Science Prize was launched on 22nd October 2015. On 16th February 2016, we blogged the fact that ContentMine & were teaming up for a proposal in this regard.

In the spirit of openness, we’re discussing the proposal on and collaboratively drafting via Google Docs. We’re appreciative of any volunteers who would like to help!

During the process of drafting the proposal, we thought of a name for our prize entry: A scholarly assistant for open science. The deadline for entrants for phase l was 29th February. After entering it, we then submitted it for publication in the Open Access Journal RIO which was subsequently published 10th March:-

Martone M, Murray-Rust P, Molloy J, Arrow T, MacGillivray M, Kittel C, Kasberger S, Steel G, Oppenheim C, Ranganathan A, Tennant J, Udell J (2016) ContentMine/ Proposal. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e8424. doi: 10.3897/rio.2.e8424

After judging has been completed, phase I prizes will be awarded by 30 Apr 2016