[BiO BB] Now Accepting Nominations for the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Thu Aug 29 12:28:05 EDT 2002


These are the nominations we've received so far:

Name                                          No. Nominations
==========================================    ===============
James Kent, UC Santa Cruz                     1
Michael Ashburner, Cambridge University       1
Stuart Newman, New York Medical College       1
Don Gilbert, Indiana Univ.                    2
Eric Lander, MIT                              1
Francis Collins, NIH                          1

We do need to get **2** nominations per candidate, in order for them to appear
on the ballot.  You are welcome to second the nomination of any person listed
above or to nominate someone else.

    (you must be a member and logged in)

We would like to begin voting in a couple weeks.  It will be the first
membership vote at Bioinformatics.Org, and we will be testing our new voting
system, being developed by Dmitry Mozzherin.


"J.W. Bizzaro" wrote:
> Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) was one of the most remarkable men of his time.
> Scientist, inventor, statesman, Franklin freely and openly shared his ideas and
> refused to patent his inventions. It is the opinion of the founders of
> Bioinformatics.Org that he embodied the best traits of a scientist, and we seek
> to honor those who share these virtues.
> The Benjamin Franklin Award is presented annually by Bioinformatics.Org to an
> individual who has in his or her practice promoted freedom and openness in the
> field of bioinformatics.
> We are now accepting nominations for the 2003 Benjamin Franklin Award from the
> members of Bioinformatics.Org.  They may be submitted using this form:
>   https://bioinformatics.org/franklin/nominate/
> NOTE: You must be a member and logged in to submit a nomination.
> Please also note the following criteria for nominees:
> 1. There must ultimately be at least two (2) nominations submitted per nominee.
> 2. All nominations must be submitted by current members of Bioinformatics.Org.
> 3. The nominee must be living. There will be no posthumous awards.
> 4. There must be evidence that the nominee has done something to promote freedom
> and openness in bioinformatics.
> The list of nominees will then be presented to the individual members of
> Bioinformatics.Org for a vote.
> The ceremony for the presentation of the Award is held at the Annual Meeting of
> Bioinformatics.Org. It involves a short introduction, the presentation of the
> certificate, and the laureate seminar.
> Award home page:
> http://bioinformatics.org/franklin/

J.W. Bizzaro                                jeff at bioinformatics.org
Director, Bioinformatics.Org        http://bioinformatics.org/~jeff
"As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we
should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention
of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."
                   -- Benjamin Franklin

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