The GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is an annual incentive prize that seeks to inspire innovative applications of open-access biodiversity data by scientists, informaticians, data modelers, cartographers and other experts. The challenge has opened with the aim of recognizing innovative entries that leverage biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance open science.
Within the deadline, individuals and teams are allowed to prepare tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data and submit them to this annual open-ended incentive competition. Note; Entries should benefit multiple stakeholder groups, including data users, data holders and data managers.
The Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, as well as governmental agencies and their employees.
A panel of expert judges from relevant scientific, informatics and technology domains will therefore evaluate submissions based on the following criteria:
- Openness and repeatability, where inquiries such as, are the constituent elements of the submission, like code and content, freely available and transparent, and are they also appropriately licensed?
- Applicability, finding out if the submission have sufficient relevance and scope.
- Novelty, looking out for if significant portion of the submission has been developed specifically for the challenge.
Application deadline is August 14, 2022.