Show Off Your Apps: NLM’s Software Development Challenge

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is challenging people to create innovative software applications that use the Library’s vast collection of biomedical data, including downloadable data sets, application programming interfaces (APIs), or software tools – all of which are free and available for public use.

The contest is open to individuals or teams of individuals over the age of 18, and organizations in the United States. 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. Winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the National Library of Medicine on November 2, 2011 and links to their application will be publicized on NLM Web sites.

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.

To explore the NLM data required for the contest, please browse the list of NLM databases and electronic resources, and the list of NLM APIs.

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

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