•   about 7 years ago

Question about availability of software prior to submission

I have a question for NIH staff in regard to the public availability of software prior to submitting to the challenge.  I have a software system that is under development and can be adapted for the challenge.  It is not yet publicly available, however.  I understand that software that places well in the challenge must be made publicly available.  And of course availability is ultimately a goal for any software development.  But, does the software have to be publicly available as a condition of submitting an entry to the challenge in the first place?

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  • Moderator   •   about 7 years ago

    We appreciate your question: Does the software have to be publicly available as a condition of submitting an entry to the challenge in the first place?

    No, it does not need to be publically available. However, our judging panel does need access to the application in accordance with Criteria #5, All Submissions must be available for evaluation by August 31, 2011 at 11:59 PM ET for judging purposes. Keep in mind that no further changes to the application's design, data, or functionality are allowed after your submission, in accordance with Criteria # 6, Once a Submission is made, the Entrant cannot make any changes or alterations to any part of the Submission. Since winning submissions will be linked from the NLM Website, it is essential to provide public access at that time.

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