Why participate?

As a participant to the sbv IMPROVER Systems Toxicology Computational Challenge,  you are not only part of a community of eminent scientists that drive the advancement of systems biology but you also have the opportunity to:

  • Receive an independent assessment of your methods
  • Gain access to high quality data
  • Sub-challenges 1 and 2 :
Travel grant to the ISMB 2016 conference:

Take the opportunity to receive a travel grant worth US$2,500, that will be awarded to the three best performing teams of each sub-challenge 1 and 2.


This will consist of the reimbursement of expenses for your travel to the 24th Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) in Orlando, FL in July 2016. This may be applicable for up to two people per team. The travel grant will be used for actual expenses incurred for plane/train travel and accommodation, and is subject to restrictions.

Visibility and recognition:

Enhance your visibility and gain recognition from an international team of eminent scientists. The results of the challenge and the identity of the sub-challenge’s best performing entrants will be announced in a high impact journal.


The best performing team of each sub-challenge 1 and 2 will be invited to present their work during an oral presentation at the ISMB 2016 Conference in Orlando, FL.


Be invited to co-author one or a series of articles to be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal.


Receipt of the above listed incentives is subject to the Challenge Rules. For more information, please refer to the Incentives section.

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