Open Source Malaria Project Head Wins Accelerating Science Award

Belinda Smith | The Conversation | October 22, 2013

Dr Matthew Todd – leader of the Open Source Malaria consortium in Sydney, senior lecturer at the University of Sydney and Conversation author – was awarded one of three Accelerating Science Awards in Washington DC yesterday.

At an Open Access Week event, Dr Todd’s work turning publicly available data into an openly accessible worldwide repository was recognised by an award and US$30,000 prize.

The annual Accelerating Science Awards Program honours researchers who have used, applied or remixed scientific research, and published through open access to make a difference in science, medicine, business, technology or society as a whole.

The Open Source Malaria project incorporates students and researchers from Australia, Europe and North America who use open online laboratory notebooks.