Addiction Research: There’s an App for that

Do you have great ideas to create the app for use by addiction researchers to engage mobile device users in future society-changing research?

Challenge Details

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) aims to develop novel mobile applications (apps) for future addiction research explicitly created on Apple Inc.’s ResearchKit framework. ResearchKit is open-source software which makes it easy for researchers and developers to create apps for specific biomedical research questions by circumventing development of custom code. Although Apple’s ResearchKit lowers the barriers for medical researchers in terms of custom coding, it is likely that the creation of new apps will be done best by Contestants with a combination of IT skills and clinical research expertise.

The ideal team will have:

NIDA plans to award $100,000 in total prizes.

Each submission for the Challenge requires a complete “Submission Package” which includes:

Key Dates:

Submission Period begins November 3, 2015, 9:00 a.m., EST.
Submission Period ends April 29, 2016, 11:59 p.m., EST.
Judging Period begins May 2, 2016 and ends August 18, 2016.
Winners Announced: August 19, 2016. 

This NIDA Challenge is enabled by the DHHS IDEA Lab program. Other Challenge partners include: U.S. General Services Administration; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sage Bionetworks; and Scripps Translational Science Institute.

Contact Us

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Elena Koustova, PhD, MBA, Director, Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovations (OTIPI), NIDA Challenge Manager, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 6001 Executive Blvd Room 4286, MSC 9555 Bethesda, MD 20892-9555
Phone: (301) 496-8768, Email: elena.koustova@nih.gov

Irina Sazonova, PhD, M.Sc., Health Scientist Administrator, Office of Translational Initiatives and Program Innovations (OTIPI), NIDA Challenge Administrator, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 6001 Executive Blvd Room 4206, MSC 9555 Bethesda, MD 20892-9555
Phone: (301) 827-9564, Email: irina.sazonova@nih.gov

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