DataSeer has been shortlisted for the ALPSP’s 2020 Award for Innovation. This prestigious prize recognizes new products that combine both excellence in innovation and value to their communities, particularly those that also demonstrate long term viability. The award is in its sixth year, and previous winners include Kudos, Publons, Code Ocean, and scite.ai.
Here’s the Statement of Innovation from our application:
Science has a crisis of confidence: not enough research data are shared, preventing researchers from verifying the results in published articles or re-using the data to ask new questions. Even journals, funders, and institutions with strong data sharing policies struggle to ensure that authors have provided all their data. DataSeer uses AI and Natural Language Processing to flag sentences in research articles that describe data collection and works out the type of data being described. DataSeer then provides best-practice advice on how those data can be shared, and reports the authors’ efforts back to the stakeholder. We’re a cost-effective and highly scalable solution to enforcing data sharing policies.
We’ll be making a video presentation to the judging panel on July 8th, and giving a public version on September 8th at a special virtual session of the 2020 ALPSP conference. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced on Sunday 16th September after the conference keynote lecture. This is the first year that DataSeer has entered for this award and we’re really excited to hear about the other shortlisted entries!