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ISCB ANNUAL AWARDS

Nominate a Deserving Scientist Today for One of Four ISCB Annual Awards!

Nomination Deadline is December 4, 2017.


ISCB Overton Prize Award
ISCB Accomplishments by a Senior Scientist
The Overton Prize was established by the ISCB in memory of G. Christian Overton, a major contributor to the field of bioinformatics and member of the ISCB Board of Directors who died unexpectedly in 2000. The annual prize is awarded for outstanding accomplishment to a scientist in the early to mid stage (up to 8 years post-degree) of his or her career.
The Senior Scientist Accomplishment Award recognizes members of the computational biology community who are more than 12 to 15 years post-degree and have made major contributions to the field of computational biology through research, education, service, or a combination of the three.
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ISCB Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award
ISCB Innovator Award
The Outstanding Contributions to ISCB Award is in recognition of outstanding service contributions by any member toward the betterment of ISCB through exemplary leadership, education, service, or a combination of the three.

Nominees must be members of ISCB!
The ISCB Innovator Award is given to leading scientists who are within two decades post-degree, who consistently make outstanding contributions to the field, and who continue to forge new directions.
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Nominations from all regions of the world are submitted annually, and the selection of award winners is made by an international panel of current and past ISCB Board members.

The complete award nominations policies and procedures can be viewed here.


Wikipedia:WikiProject Computational Biology/ISCB competition announcement 2017-18

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) announces its 6th annual international competition to improve the coverage on Wikipedia of any aspect of computational biology. A key component of the ISCB's mission to further the scientific understanding of living systems through computation is to communicate this knowledge to the public at large. Wikipedia has become an important way to communicate all types of science to the public and Wikidata plays an increasingly growing role in that. The ISCB aims to further its mission by increasing the quality of Wikipedia and Wikidata coverage of Computational biology, and by improving accessibility to this information via Wikipedia and its sister sites. The competition is open to students and trainees at any level either as individuals or as groups.

The prizes for the best Wikipedia articles in any language provided by the ISCB will be:

• 1st prize - $500 (USD) and 1 year membership to the ISCB.
• 2nd prize - $250 (USD) and 1 year membership to the ISCB.
• 3rd prize - $150 (USD) and 1 year membership to the ISCB.

The prizes for the best Wikidata contributions provided by the ISCB will be:

• 1st prize - $300 (USD) and 1 year membership to the ISCB.
• 2nd prize - $150 (USD) and 1 year membership to the ISCB.

KEY DATES
Claim period starts 21 July 2017
Editing begins 21 July 2017
Claim period ends 1 December 2017
Competition ends 31 December 2017
ISCB Council shortlisting February 2018
Judging panel decision March 2018
Announcement of winners July 2018 (at ISMB 2018)
To learn more or enter the competition, click here.