October 2, 2014


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.

December 13, 2013


Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease Announces a Big Data Challenge to Find New Predictors of Cognitive Decline. Full article here.

Canadian and US Leaders in Cancer Research Announce a Big Data Challenge to Develop Robust Methodologies for Predicting Cancer Mutations. Full article here.