Washington Update

Announcing the 2022 DataWorks! Prize Winners

Thursday, February 23, 2023
FASEB and the Office of Data Science Strategy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the inaugural recipients of the FASEB DataWorks! Prize. The prize showcases teams’ exemplary achievements in biological and biomedical research that were made possible through data management and sharing.

Sharing and reusing scientific data openly has tremendous potential to catalyze new scientific discoveries. Exemplary data management and sharing requires innovative and interdisciplinary collaboration to maximize impact.

The DataWorks! Prize, a component of FASEB DataWorks!, is a partnership between FASEB and NIH to incentivize innovative practices and increase community engagement around data sharing and reuse. A panel of NIH officials selected 11 research teams as winners.

With community engagement as a key part of the DataWorks! Prize, FASEB recognized two teams with People’s Choice awards based on crowd voting. More than 2,150 votes were cast from the community.

2022 DataWorks! Prize Winners 
Grand Prize: $100,000
•    Team: BrainChart
      Project: Brain Charts for the Human Lifespan
•    Team: National Covid Cohort Collaborative
      Project: Democratizing Access to Clinical Data

Distinguished Achievement Award: $50,000 
•    Team: PhysioNet Challenges
      Project: The PhysioNet Challenges Data Science Competitions
•    Team: Monarch Initiative
      Project: Using All Organisms for Diagnostics and Discovery
•    Team: NeuroMorpho.Org
      Project: A Public Repository of Neuronal and Glial Morphology
•    Team: The GenomeArk
      Project: The GenomeArk: High-quality Reference Genomes

Exemplary Achievement Award: $25,000 
•    Team: Allen Institute for Brain Science
      Project: The Cell Type Knowledge Explorer

Significant Achievement Awards: $12,500
•    Team: VEuPathDB
      Project: VEuPathDB: New Discoveries Through Data Reuse
•    Team: Krishnan Lab •    Team: Vascular Model Repository
      Project: The Vascular Model Repository Open-data Model
•    Team: MIT Critical Data
      Project: Improving Health Research Diversity with MIMIC (updated title)

People’s Choice Award
•    Team: GenomeArk
      Project: The GenomeArk: High-quality Reference Genomes
•    Team: VEuPathDB
      Project: VEuPathDB: New Discoveries Through Data Reuse

An annual challenge, the DataWorks! Prize is a component of FASEB DataWorks!, which brings the biological and biomedical research communities together to advance human health through data sharing and reuse. Learn more about FASEB DataWorks! and the DataWorks! Prize.