The Mendeley/PLoS Binary Battle is now over, so it’s time for the next one – the WissensWert-Contest (page is in German) by the German Wikimedia-Foundation.
They have pledged up to 7000€ for ideas that promote open knowledge and open science – naturally, we had to apply!
What we’re trying to do with the money (if we win) is to give out free genotypings to people who can’t afford them, but still want to participate in the research. We could give out up to 35 genotypings with the money. Of course, just because we give anyone the money to get genotyped doesn’t mean that they have to publish it – we can’t force you to reveal potentially damaging information about you.
To win this contest we need your vote – you can vote here, the page is in German but you only have to activate the radio-button for project “02-Open (Citizen) Science durch mehr öffentlich verfügbare Genotypisierungen” (that’s us, translation: “Open (Citizen) Science through more openly available genotypings”) and then press the submit-button on the bottom of the page. You don’t necessarily have to supply any of the additional information (which seems to be for their statistics), but if you speak or write German I’m sure they would appreciate the input!
We’re thrilled to have won the Mendeley/PLoS Binary Battle and we’re sure we couldn’t have done it without you guys. Thanks for your votes & your continuing support!