By Bio-IT World Staff
February 13, 2013 | Bioinformatics.org is accepting nominations now for the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences. The award is a humanitarian/bioethics award presented annually to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted free and open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences.
Nominations are being accepted until Monday, February 18. More information can be found at http://www.bioinformatics.org/franklin/.
The first Franklin Award was given in 2002, and the winners make up a distinguished list of open source advocates and pioneers chosen by Bioinformatics.org and its some 24,000 members.
Past winners include Heng Li (Broad Institute/2012), Jonathan Eisen (Genome Center at UC Davis/2011), Alex Bateman(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute/2010), Philip E. Bourne (Co-Director, Protein Data Bank, University of California San Diego/2009), Robert Gentleman (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/2008), Sean Eddy (HHMI Janelia Farm/2007), Michael Ashburnerz (Cambridge/2006), Ewan Birney (EBI/2005), Lincoln Stein (Cold Spring Harbor/2004), James Kent (UC Santa Cruz/2003) and Michael Eisen (UC Berkeley/2002).
The 2013 winner will be announced at the Bio-IT World Conference and Expo on April 10 in Boston. For more details, visit http://www.bio-itworldexpo.com.