The nomination for BioMed Central’s Annual Research Awards is open. The awards, now in their fifth year, celebrate excellence in open access research published in any of BioMed Central’s 200+ journals.
Members of the research community can vote for the most groundbreaking research articles for the Biology and Medicine Prizes. Previous recipients of this award include Dr Kenta Asahina of theCalifornia Institute of Technology for his research about odor perception in Drosophila and Dr Xiaolong Meng (Bio-Communications Research Institute) for his discovery of endometrial regenerative cells.
Following its successful launch last year, the Open Data Award has returned and this time is open to public nominations. The award recognizes researchers who have published in BioMed Central’s journals and have demonstrated leadership in the sharing, standardization, publication, or re-use of biomedical research data. Last year’s award went to Yoosook Lee (Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis) and colleagues for their article ‘Ecological and genetic relationships of the Forest-M form among chromosomal and molecular forms of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto’ in Malaria Journal.