INCF $10,000 Data Sharing Award

The award will go to the best quality data set that is shared through the INCF data space between now and May 1st.

From the award home page:

The award consists of $10,000 in prize money and free hosting of the data.
The submission deadline is May 1, 2013, winners will be announced at the INCF Neuroinformatics Congress, August 27-29, 2013.

To be eligible for the prize, the datasets should be:

  • neuroscience related
  • registered to the INCF Dataspace
  • freely available

All entries will be judged according to:

  • Scientific merit
  • Quality of the data (scope, size, adherence to best practice guidelines, etc…)
  • Ease of Use (toolkits, examples of analysis, data use agreement, etc…)
  • Annotation
  • Quality of documentation
  • Evidence of reuse
  • Datasets integrated with standard vocabularies, ontologies, and common data elements
  • Adherence to Best Practice Standards as advised by NIF, OBO Foundry, or BioPortal