eLife sets a challenge with Innovation Sprint 2018


In May 2018, eLife is challenging technologists, developers and researchers to bring cutting-edge technology to open research. Applications are open to anyone aged 18 or over. Applications will close at 9am GMT on March 5.

Dates: May 10-11, 2018

Times: 9am—5:30pm each day

Location: Cambridge Junction (J3), Cambridge, UK

The eLife Innovation Sprint is a two-day challenge for developers, designers, technologists and researchers to collaboratively prototype new innovations that bring cutting-edge technology to open research communication.

Through the eLife Innovation Initiative, we have been working to improve research transparency and accessibility, and accelerate discovery in the life sciences, by developing open-source technologies in collaboration with the wider community. We have heard many excellent ideas for transforming how the latest science is shared, built upon and recognised, and we want to create a space that would help translate these ideas into action.

By bringing ideators, creators and users together for the Innovation Sprint, we hope to provide space, time and access to diverse skill sets for the community to develop their ideas into prototypes and forge new collaborations.

We invite you — whether change maker or web wrangler, UX champion or data tinkerer — to apply to participate in person.


Applications are open to anyone aged 18 or over. Applications will close at 9am GMT on March 5, and we aim to communicate the outcome of each application by March 23.

To read more information, click here.

eLife is a non-profit organisation inspired by research funders and led by scientists. Our mission is to help scientists accelerate discovery by operating a platform for research communication that encourages and recognises the most responsible behaviours in science.

eLife Sciences Publications Limited