Open Science—the sharing of data, tools, and research results—is a powerful means to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. It also can cost money, requiring funding to build infrastructure, recruit staff and manage databases.
The Neuro-Irving and Helga Cooper Foundation Open Science Prizes aim to reward leading OS projects with monetary support. They recognize projects, services, tools, and platforms that unlock the power of Open Science in neuroscience to advance research, innovation, and collaboration for the benefit of health and society.
Applications are being accepted. The International Prize will go to an individual or a group of individuals who have demonstrated, maintained, enhanced, valorized, or delivered Open Science practices, policies, or tools that have had a demonstrable impact on neuroscience research. The recipient will receive $55,000 in unrestricted research funds and $25,000 in cash.
Also, two prizes are available for international and Canadian trainees, worth $10,000 and $5,000 respectively. Five runner-up prizes will also be awarded, worth $1,000 each.
“Prizes like this one help illuminate how critical open science is to advancing equitable access in neuroscience and promoting the democratization of transformative tools and techniques,” says Daniel Aharoni, an assistant professor from The University of California, Los Angeles and last year’s international prize winner. “Both the recognition and prize money are extremely valuable in supporting one's continued work.”
To learn more and apply, click here.