2023 DataWorks! Prize Launches

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Dataworks! Prize

ODSS and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) partnered together to sponsor the DataWorks! Prize, pursuing a bold vision of data sharing and reuse. The prize fuels this vision with an annual challenge that showcases the benefits of research data management while recognizing and rewarding teams whose research demonstrates the power of data sharing or reuse practices to advance scientific discovery and human health.

2023 DataWorks! Prize Challenge

Through the 2023 prize, NIH and FASEB will recognize and reward exceptional data practices in biological and biomedical research labs during the active phase of research which enable robust data sharing and reuse and create a library of best practice methods that can be used by the broader research community.

The 2023 DataWorks! Prize will focus on best practice “recipes” that advance biological and biomedical research activities, with a focus on practices enabling robust data management during the research process. Participants will submit their data sharing/reuse best practice recipes in a form that can be used by an audience of their peers, such as a teaching resource or tool for active data management. In this way, the 2023 prize will collate a rich set of best practices recipes and interactive resources to be hosted by the DataWorks! Help Desk that can be used by the research community to more easily and successfully manage, share, and reuse data. The 2023 DataWorks! Prize will include up to 16 team awards. Submissions will undergo an expert review, with final awards selected by a panel of NIH judges.  Winning teams will be recognized with a cash prize and will be invited to participate in future DataWorks! Program opportunities.

The 2023 DataWorks! Challenge was announced May 23, 2023 and will accept submissions June 1 - August 15, 2023.

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2022 DataWorks! Prize 

To incentivize effective practices and increase community engagement around data sharing and reuse, the 2022 DataWorks! Prize distributed 11 monetary team awards. Submissions underwent a two-stage review process, with final awards to be selected by a judging panel of NIH officials. The NIH recognized winning teams with a cash prize, and winners shared their stories in a DataWorks! Prize symposium.

View 2022 challenge winners.

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