The SIB Bioinformatics Resource Innovation Award recognizes a bioinformatics resource (database, infrastructure, code-base, analysis framework, visualization tool, etc.) that is breaking new ground conceptually and/or technically.
The Award is open worldwide to any new bioinformatics resource or any very major new release of a resource that is available online and that has been formally published for the first time within five years preceding the closing date for applications. The resource should have an important impact on the life science community, or show the clear potential to have such an impact.
The award carries a cash prize of CHF 10,000, an award certificate, and travel expenses for a team member to attend the awards ceremony. An opportunity will also be given to present the resource and its scientific background during the ceremony.
Information concerning the timelines for applications for the SIB Award 2017 will follow.
Call for entries: 31 October 2016
Closing date for entries: 15 January 2017
Confidential announcement to the laureate: by 31 May 2017
Awards presentation: 12-15 September 2017