Terms and conditions for:

Giga-Curation competition 2017, (BioCuration2017, Stanford, March 26th-29th).
  • The competition is open to anyone1 attending the BioCuration2017 conference in Stanford, USA.

  • The competition will run for the duration of Biocuration2017, the exact times to be announced at the conference.

  • No gaming of the system will be tolerated.

  • The registered user accounts must be individuals (same individual for both tools) i.e. no group accounts permitted.

  • Anyone caught adding nonsense2 annotations for the purpose of boosting their numbers will be disqualified.

  • The judges will manually check a portion of the leader’s annotations to ensure compliance.

  • Only annotations that are public will be counted.

  • The scoring system of the competition will be announced at the meeting.

  • As suppliers of the prizes, GigaScience retain all authority in the competition, and their decision on any dispute will be final.

  • All results will be publicly available, including usernames.

  • By taking part you are agreeing that, if you win a prize your full name maybe used in press releases about the event.

1 excluding staff of iCLiKVAL, Hypothes.is, GigaScience and OUP.
2 For the purposes of this competition, nonsense will be determined as anything that cannot be easily reconciled by the judges as meaningful and relevant annotations.

As default, your email address will only be used directly in connection with this competition and will not be used for any further marketing.
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