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2018 GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge (deadline: 5th September 2018)

The 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge by the GBIF (the Global Biodiversity Information Facility ) seeks innovative proposals that rely on open biodiversity data or open-source tools to advance open science.

Call type: Incentive competition for individuals and teams

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. Challenge entries may choose to develop new applications, visualizations, methods, workflows or analyses, or build on and extend existing tools and features like.

Objective

The 2018 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge is deliberately open-ended, so entrants have a broad remit for creating tools and techniques that advance in open science and improve the access, utility or quality of GBIF-mediated data. 

Proposals are invited for tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data

Entries should benefit multiple stakeholder groups, among them researchers, policymakers, educators, students and citizen scientists, and an expert panel of jury will judge entries on their openness and repeatability, relevance and novelty.

Eligibility

The Challenge is open to individuals, teams of individuals, companies and their employees, and governmental agencies and their employees.

Funding Level

up to €34,000 in prizes

 

For full details of the competition see the GBIF website.

The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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