ISCB Wikipedia/Wikidata Competition

Wikipedia:WikiProject Computational Biology/ISCB competition announcement 2018-19

ISCB announces its 7th 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 2018
Editing begins 21 July 2018
Claim period ends 1 December 2018
Competition ends June 28 2019
Judging panel decision July 2019
Announcement of winners July 2019 (at ISMB/ECCB 2019)
To learn more or enter the competition, click here.


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