Innovate for open science at the eLife Innovation Sprint 2019

eLife Innovation Sprint

In September, eLife invites developers, designers, researchers and all open science enthusiasts to work together on open-source prototypes to make research more open, reproducible and user-friendly. Apply by June 2.

Dates: September 4–5, 2019

Times: 9am – 5:30pm each day

Location: Cambridge Junction (J2), Cambridge, UK

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

The current science publishing system is slow, expensive, ineffective and closed: most of the research output is locked behind paywalls and difficult to reuse, and contributions of researchers are not credited transparently nor appropriately. At eLife, we believe strongly that open-source technologies can help solve some of these problems.

Last year, 62 participants worked on 12 projects. At least five projects are being developed into fully functional products and have received further support from eLife as well as other organisations, such as the Wellcome Trust and the Mozilla Foundation.


Applications are open to all aged 18 or over. eLife operates a strict code of conduct and expects all participants to abide by it.


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