BioModels “Model of the year” competition 2023
BioModels has launched a new competition for early career researchers, to recognize emerging leaders in systems biology modelling, identify exciting modelling research and promote reproducibility and good modelling practice.
Am I eligible?
The competition is aimed at early career researchers, including but not limited to PhD students, postdocs, staff scientists, and research assistants, who have published a peer-reviewed scientific manuscript with a mathematical model within the last two years (since 1 Jan 2021).
PIs, group leaders, lecturers, and professors are not eligible.
How do I enter the competition?
1) Submit your model to a public (FAIR) model repository
- Submit model codes to open standard repositories such as BioModels, Physiome, and CellCollective and make them publicly available.
- You can submit your model code in any format (e.g. Matlab, Python, C++, R, Julia Scripts, COPASI, etc). However, submitting the models encoded in community standards including COMBINE standards (e.g. SBML, CellML, OMEX) would be advantageous.
2) Submit your application using the online form
- A short summary/abstract of your model, highlighting its scientific outcome, novelty and impact (max.500 words)
- Citation and link to the published manuscript (Open access) or a PDF
The deadline for submissions is 20 January 2023.
What can I win?
- Winners will share £1000 award money.
- They will also receive certificates of excellence.
- Winners will be invited to write a short blog (2-page max) about their models to be published and promoted on the BioModels platform.
- The jury will aim to publish a piece entitled “Model of the year 2023” in a leading systems biology journal highlighting the winners’ work.
How will the winners be decided?
The jury panel will evaluate the abstracts and select between 4 and 10 BioModels of the year. Criteria:
- Scientific merit. Our expert jury panel will evaluate the abstracts on scientific merit.
- Model reproducibility. Our curators will evaluate the model’s reproducibility. Only reproducible models are eligible.
- Community standard. Encoding models in community standards when possible is advantageous.
The competition was officially launched at ICSB2022 (https://www.icsb2022.berlin/) in Berlin, Germany.
Further details including an FAQ, eligibility and evaluation criteria, timeline and partners are available here.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com with ‘Model of the year’ in the subject line.