Opportunity: 2021 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge seeks open-data innovations for biodiversity

The 2021 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge has opened with the aim of recognizing innovative entries that leverage biodiversity data and tools from the GBIF network to advance open science.

Date published: 2021/01/20

Key information

Deadline: 2 August 2021, 1600 Central European Summer Time | UTC +2 (call opens 20 January 2021)

Amount: a total of up to €20,000 in prizes

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About the Ebbe Nielsen Challenge

The 2021 Ebbe Nielsen Challenge has opened with the aim of recognizing innovative entries that leverage biodiversity data and tools from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) network to advance open science. An expert jury will judge entries on their openness and repeatability, relevance and novelty and present a selected pool of winners with a total of up to €20,000 in prizes.

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 approaches. Entrants may choose to develop new applications, visualizations, methods, workflows or analyses, often (but not always) making use of the GBIF API to access data. You may also build on or extend the capabilities of existing tools and features available across the GBIF network. Entries should benefit multiple stakeholder groups, including data users, data holders and data managers.

For information, previous winners and how to enter click here.