Applications Invited for 2019 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge From Innovators on Bio-Diversity


Organisation:  Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Event Duration:  02 Aug . 2019--17 Oct . 2019

Last Date To Apply:  01 Aug . 2019


Applications Invited for 2019 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge From Innovators on Bio-Diversity
 

Organization:

GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth. Coordinated through its Secretariat in Copenhagen, the GBIF network of participating countries and organizations, working through participant nodes, provides data-holding institutions around the world with common standards and open-source tools that enable them to share information about where and when species have been recorded. This knowledge derives from many sources, including everything from museum specimens collected in the 18th and 19th century to geotagged smartphone photos shared by amateur naturalists in recent days and weeks.

About the Program:

The 2019 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge will award up to €34,000 in prizes to the most innovative entries that leverage biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance open science. Between 23 January and 1 August, individuals and teams can prepare tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data and submit them to this open-ended incentive competition. Challenge entries can take any number of approaches. Entrants may choose to develop new applications, visualizations, methods, workflows or analyses, often (but not always) making use of the GBIF API to access data. You may also build on or extend the capabilities of existing tools and features from across the GBIF network. Entries should benefit multiple stakeholder groups, including data users, data holders and data managers. Winners will be announced in October 2019 at the 26th GBIF Governing Board meeting in Leiden, the Netherlands. The Challenge honours the memory of Dr Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen, an inspirational leader in the fields of biosystematics and biodiversity informatics and a principal founder of GBIF, who died unexpectedly just before it came into being.

Eligibility:

The Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees. The Challenge is not open to:

  • Current staff members at the GBIF Secretariat
  • Individuals currently under direct contract to the GBIF Secretariat
  • Members of the GBIF Science Committee
  • Heads of Delegation to GBIF

How to Apply:

Entrants must complete the entry form, which provides information about the entry, including:

  • Submission name/title
  • Team member(s) names and affiliations
  • Abstract and rationale
  • Operating instructions
  • Link to visuals (prototype, demo, video, screenshots, slides, etc.)Link(s) to submission materials on any appropriate website or repository
  • Entrants can prepare and document their entries on any repository or platform you’re comfortable with—GitHub, Dryad, FigShare, Open Science Framework, Jupyter Notebook—or use their own website.

 Application Deadline:  1st August ; 2019

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