The DNA Digest Write for Data Sharing competition.
The DNA Digest Write for Data Sharing competition.
The DNA Digest Write for Data Sharing competition.

We are pleased to launch our first essay competition, we are looking for entries of 800 words in answer to one of our questions in the theme of data sharing in research. The winner will receive a £200 cash prize and finalists will have their work published on the DNA digest website, as well as honourable mentions.

Please choose from one of these questions more information and helpful tips for the questions are on the essay competition page.

1) What is the current state of data sharing in 2014 and how can we encourage best practices for ethical and efficient data sharing?

2) Describe a time in your research when data sharing had a positive impact or when lack of data sharing had a negative impact on your research.

3) Describe a time when data sharing has had a negative impact on your research?

4) How do you imagine the future of data sharing in healthcare or research?

The judging panel includes Dr Adam Harman-Clarke from Geneix, Dauda Bappa Project Manager from StoreGene and Amy Marquis curator at the Fitzwilliam Who will be looking for articles with the best written style, insight of content and the societal relevance of the writing.

Prize: £200

Entries accepted from 24th of February to 9:00 am on the 9th of March, winner announced 12th of March.

Email your entries to with the subject: Data Sharing Competitions.  We are open for entries from Monday the 24th of February to 9:00am on the 9th of March 2014.

More information on terms and conditions on the essay competition page.

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