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Primeur weekly 2018-05-14

Crowd computing

Supercomputing power for rainfall modelling in Africa ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit ...

MDR Corporation and D-Wave Systems announce quantum computing agreement ...

Focus on Europe

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process ...

BSC awarded ESA project to evaluate low-power GPUs for space applications ...

GCS begins next-generation architecture transition and approves more than 1 billion computing core hours for large-scale simulation projects ...

Middleware

ClusterVision awarded contract to deliver Scandinavia's most powerful supercomputer ...

TIBCO and Amazon Web Services break performance record ...

Towards sustainable blockchains ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in annual HPC Site Census study ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables ...

Applications

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018? ...

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information ...

Montana State student wins NSF fellowship to advance research on fluid sprays ...

Montana State researcher wins NSF CAREER award ...

An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide ...

The Cloud

Oracle delivers next set of autonomous Cloud platform services ...

Mellanox Technologies selects Univa to extend silicon design HPC cluster to hybrid Cloud ...

Mellanox and Red Hat deliver enhanced performance and simplicity for NFV infrastructure and Agile Cloud data centres ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public Cloud ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018?

10 May 2018 The Hague - This year, for the fifth time, the Dutch Data Prize will be awarded for a scientist or research group that has made an extraordinary contribution to science by making research data available for additional or new research. Researchers can nominate themselves, another researcher or a research group. The deadline for nominations is July 1st. The award ceremony will be held on November 28 at NWO.

In 2018 the Data Prize will be awarded in three categories: 1) humanities and social sciences, 2) exact and technical sciences and 3) medical and life sciences.

The winners receive a sculpture and 5,000 euro to make their data set (more) accessible - for instance by organising a symposium or disclosing the data online.

Under supervision of Stan Gielen, President at NWO, the members of the jury are:

  • In the category 'Humanities and Social Sciences': Jos Bazelmans, head Archeology, National Service for Cultural Heritage, endowed professor of Heritage Conservation at Free University, and Hans de Jonge, advisor Open Science & Quality NWO
  • In the category 'Exact and Technical Sciences': Frank van Harmelen, professor Knowledge Representation & Reasoning, Free University, and Geert-Jan Houben, professor Web Information Systems at TU Delft, directeur Delft Data Science
  • In the category 'Medical and Life Sciences': Inez Joung, Chief Data Officer, National Institute for Health and Environment, and Nanda Piersma, special lecturer Big Data, City of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

In order to be eligible for the Dutch Data Prize, the nominee's data must meet the following conditions:

  • The data must be in a 'trustworthy digital repository';
  • The data are available on the basis of open access or the documentation of the dataset explains why open access is not possible and under which conditions interested parties can get access to the data;
  • The data, or the research potential enabled by them, must be of (inter)national importance;
  • The data must facilitate answering new research questions or identify new answers to old questions;
  • The manager or depositor of the data has made efforts to ensure that the data will be accessible and usable for others in the long term (for example demonstrated by high-quality metadata/documentation);
  • The data must be used extensively, or have this potential.

Nominations are possible through the online nomination form .

Source: Research Data Netherlands

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-05-14

Crowd computing

Supercomputing power for rainfall modelling in Africa ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit ...

MDR Corporation and D-Wave Systems announce quantum computing agreement ...

Focus on Europe

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process ...

BSC awarded ESA project to evaluate low-power GPUs for space applications ...

GCS begins next-generation architecture transition and approves more than 1 billion computing core hours for large-scale simulation projects ...

Middleware

ClusterVision awarded contract to deliver Scandinavia's most powerful supercomputer ...

TIBCO and Amazon Web Services break performance record ...

Towards sustainable blockchains ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in annual HPC Site Census study ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables ...

Applications

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018? ...

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information ...

Montana State student wins NSF fellowship to advance research on fluid sprays ...

Montana State researcher wins NSF CAREER award ...

An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide ...

The Cloud

Oracle delivers next set of autonomous Cloud platform services ...

Mellanox Technologies selects Univa to extend silicon design HPC cluster to hybrid Cloud ...

Mellanox and Red Hat deliver enhanced performance and simplicity for NFV infrastructure and Agile Cloud data centres ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public Cloud ...