Deadline:  2 August 2021

The 2021 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge has opened with the view to recognize innovative entries that influence biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance open science. GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and data infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.

The entries will be judged by an expert judge. The judge will then present a selected pool of winners. Between 20 January and 2 August 2021, individuals and teams can prepare tools and techniques that improve the access, usefulness and quality of open biodiversity data and submit them to this annual open-ended incentive competition.

Challenge entries can take any number of methodologies. Contestants may choose to develop new applications, visualizations, methods, workflows or analyses, often making use of the GBIF API to access data. They may also build on or outspread the capabilities of existing tools and features available across the GBIF network. The organizers encourage competitors to review previous winners as well as previous winning entries for ideas, problems or approaches they may wish to follow.

Multiple stakeholder groups, including data users, data holders and data managers should be benefited from the entries. The contestants may wish to review the GBIF Communications Strategy to see how we describe GBIF’s audiences.

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

The Challenge is not open to:

  • Current staff members at the GBIF Secretariat
  • Individuals currently contracting directly with the GBIF Secretariat
  • Members of the GBIF Science Committee
  • Heads of Delegation to GBIF

Application Link is here

 

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