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ISCB Wikipedia/Wikidata Competition

ISCB Wikipedia/Wikidata Competition

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

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.


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