OIS Award - Application

Who can participate?

All individual scientists or groups of scientists in the field of neuroscience located in Berlin as well as local neuroscientific institutions. Early career researchers such as PhD students and their supervisors are particularly encouraged to apply!

The OIS Award is an integrative element of the ECN’s own Einstein Training Program. ECN PhD students submit to the OIS Award as part of their PhD training.

Which projects are eligible for the OIS Award?

The OIS Award aims at supporting the development and implementation of OIS project ideas. An OIS project idea eligible for submission to the OIS Award needs to convincingly

  • outline how an OIS approach is planned to be incorporated in one or more stages (see illustration below) of a particular neuroscientific research project. This involves
    • inbound OIS approaches such as citizen or crowd science, co-creation and/or co-execution of research projects with patients, health care professionals, companies and other relevant stakeholder groups, or reusing (open) data, materials or infrastructures
    • outbound OIS approaches such as technological competence leveraging, crowdsourcing, hackathons or collaborations with companies for diffusing and translating scientific discovery into novel treatments, behavioral advice, app development or other innovative solutions.
  • demonstrate how this approach contributes to increasing novelty, efficiency and/or impact of the neuroscientific research in which this OIS project idea is embedded.
OIS stages

How can you participate in the OIS Award?

Please look for updates in February 2023.