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NLM Software Development Challenge: Submissions End August 31, 2011

"Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information"

 

 

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There's still time left to "Show Off Your Apps." The National Library of Medicine (NLM) software development challenge, "Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information" is accepting submissions until August 31, 2011.

NLM is the world's largest medical library and the developer of groundbreaking electronic information services used by millions of people every day. The challenge encourages developers to explore the Library's vast collection of publicly available data and come up with creative and innovative applications.

Submissions may be any kind of software application-be it for the Web, a personal computer, a mobile handheld device, console, or any platform broadly accessible on the open Internet. Newly-developed applications, or ones already created with NLM data, will be accepted.

Up to five winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony and winning entries will be publicized on the NLM Web site. The prize will be authorized travel expenses for winning entrants to attend the awards presentation not to exceed $2,500. In the case of a winning team, the maximum travel reimbursement is $2,500 per team, regardless of how many individuals are on the team.

Entries must be submitted to the challenge.gov Web site by August 31, 2011. For more on the rules, and to submit an entry, go to the challenge.gov Web site and search for NLM Show Off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information Challenge (http://challenge.gov/NIH/132-nlm-show-off-your-apps-innovative-uses-of-nlm-information).

To explore the NLM data required for the contest, please browse the list of NLM databases and electronic resources, (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/databases/) and the list of NLM APIs (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/api).

For more information, contact NLMDataChallenge@nlm.nih.gov

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