October 2, 2014


January 12, 2015

DREAMing of benchmarks

A series of recent papers showcases an emerging approach to data analysis in which open ‘challenges’ are issued to the research community to solicit computational methods that can solve important scientific questions. (Read more)

December 1, 2014

Crowdfunding for ALS Challenge

Over the last several years, we’ve run DREAM Challenges under diverse funding models that were based on the either the generosity of scientists donating their time or funding from grants or both.  This year we are expanding our funding model through crowd-funding, to raise funds to support monetary prizes for a second DREAM Challenge focused on ALS. The idea is to motivate hundreds of researchers to leverage new clinical data to help find new treatments for ALS by better understanding the disease.  The Prize4Life’s crowdfunding site is available on Indiegogo during this sneak preview “Soft Launch” phase. Read More

November 26, 2014

Crowdsourcing Disease Prognosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disease affecting 1 in 400 people in which the motor neurons die. There is only one approved treatment but no shortage of clinical trials. Read More.