MAQC Awards  

The MAQC Awards brings attention to the importance of reproducibility in science and celebrates the most impactful scientific contributions 

The MAQC Travel Award (still open!)

The MAQC Society is an international society and its annual meeting provides a platform for researchers and scientists to present their research work that focuses on various aspects of reproducibility and quality control of large data applications during the annual meeting. If your research work promotes elements of reproducible science and quality control in large data applications and you need assistance with in-person attendance at the 2022 MAQC Society 5th Annual Meeting at SAS Institute, nearby to RTP, NC USA, please apply using the application method below by May 30th 2021.  We will prioritize applicants from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia due to the cost of travel from those locations to the annual meeting for 2022. We will be awarding up to four (4) awards having a value of US$1250 each (US$5000 total) that will include free registration (US$400), free hotel stay for the conference (US$600), and a US$250 travel voucher.  

MAQC Travel Award to Attend MAQC 2022 Annual Meeting

The MAQC travel award is open to everyone from young researchers ( Undergraduate, Graduate Students, and Post-Doctoral fellows) to career scientists who wish to attend MAQC Society 5th Annual Meeting in-person in April  2022 at SAS Institute, Cary, nearby to RTP, North Carolina, USA. The application is open now and prioritized for international applicants from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia for the 2022 meeting. To be eligible for MAQC Travel Award, applicants need to 

  • Submit application by May 30, 2021
    • Demonstrate the need for financial support to attend in-person 2022 MAQC Society 5th Annual Meeting
    • Demonstrate from current or planned research work how it has/will incorporate, promote, or enhance best practices in reproducible science and quality control with large data problems.
    • Willingness to present research in 2022 at the annual meeting, if accepted as a poster or podium by the MAQC 2022 Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)
    • Winners will be selected by MAQC Society Award Committee. 

Winners will get travel and attendance support worth US$1250. Each award provides free registration ($400), hotel accommodation ($600), and a travel stipend ($250). 

2021 Outstanding Reproducibility in Science Award (closed until 2022)

This award was open to all including non-members. This award was designated to celebrate the scientific contribution of any applicant, that published scientific article promoting, establishing, or contributing to reproducible science, especially of massive datasets in human health sciences.

Award amount:  $1500

Application Deadline (Passed):  March 31, 2021 

Eligibility:  Open to all including nonmembers of the MAQC Society (except for Executive Officers of the MAQC Society and the Chair of the MAQC Society Awards Committee – regular MAQC Board members are eligible but cannot be nominated by other MAQC Board members).

Criteria for award:  Awardee must have had a key role (first, corresponding, or primary author) of a significant published scientific article promoting, establishing, or contributing to reproducible science, especially of massive datasets in human health sciences.  The awardee cannot nominate themselves.  Upon receiving applications, the MAQC Society Awards Committee will review applications and decide the winner.  As the MAQC Society typically meets around April, the paper must have been peer-reviewed and published (electronically or otherwise) in the previous calendar year (2020).

Application process:  nominations were taken by filling out a form on-line and providing a copy of the scientific article and up to 300 words explaining the importance of the scientific paper to reproducible science and the role that the awardee played related to the paper.

Timeline of the award:  For the 2020 award given at the 2021 MAQC Society annual meeting, the paper must have been published, electronically or otherwise, in 2020.  Ideally, applications are taken throughout the year with an application closing date in February.  In March, the Awards Committee meets to discuss all applications and the awardee is notified and asked to make a special presentation at the MAQC Society annual meeting.   For this year (2021), applications were taken until March 31, 2021, with the MAQC Society Awards Committee determining the awardee in the first two weeks of April, 2021.  The awardee was presented with the award virtually during the MAQC Society 2021 meeting.  

The 2021 MAQC Society Award (members only, closed until 2022)

This award is to acknowledge MAQC Society member’s scientific contribution, that published scientific article promoting, establishing, or contributing to reproducible science, especially of massive datasets in human health sciences.

Award amount:  $1500

Application Deadline (Passed):  March 31, 2021 

Eligibility:  MAQC Society Members except for Executive Officers of the MAQC Society and the Chair of the MAQC Society Awards Committee.  Regular MAQC Board members are eligible but cannot be nominated by other MAQC Board members.

Criteria for award: Awardee must have had a key role (first, corresponding, or primary author) of a significant published scientific article promoting, establishing, or contributing to reproducible science, especially of massive datasets in human health sciences.  The awardee cannot nominate themselves.  Upon receiving applications, the MAQC Society Awards Committee will review applications and decide the winner.  As the MAQC Society typically meets around April, the paper must have been peer-reviewed and published (electronically or otherwise) in the previous calendar year.

Application process:  nominations will be taken by filling out a form on-line and providing a copy of the scientific article and up to 300 words explaining the importance of the scientific paper to reproducible science and the role that the awardee played related to the paper.

Timeline of the award:  For the 2020 award given at the 2021 MAQC Society annual meeting, the paper must have been published, electronically or otherwise, in 2020.  Ideally, applications are taken throughout the year with an application closing date in February.  In March, the Awards Committee meets to discuss all applications and the awardee is notified and asked to make a special presentation at the MAQC Society annual meeting.   For this year (2021), applications were taken until March 31, 2021, with the awards committee determining the awardee in the first two weeks of April, 2021.  The awardee was presented with the award virtually during the MAQC Society 2021 meeting.

The MAQC 2021 Annual Meeting Awards (closed until 2022)

The MAQC Society celebrates the contribution of researchers and scientists who advocate and facilitate reproducibility and quality in their research work. The MAQC Society annual meetings provides a platform to those researchers to present their research results and methodology/standards development. Abstracts for the (passed) 2021 conference were considered

2021 MAQC Research Award for Young Scientists

Young researchers (Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Interns, and Post-Doctoral fellows) who submit their abstracts (posters or podium presentations) to present at the MAQC 2021 Annual Meeting by March 15, 2021, are eligible for this award.  Awardees will be determined by the MAQC Society award committee.

  • The abstract needs to be accepted to present as a Poster or Podium presentation by The MAQC 2021 Scientific Planning Committee (SPC)
  • The MAQC 2021 Award committee will select three winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) who demonstrate or promote reproducibility or show the importance of reproducibility and quality in their research work from the pool of accepted abstracts contributed by young researchers.
  • The MAQC Research Award for Young Scientists total $1000 ($500, $300, $200) of awards for the selected winners.
2021 MAQC Research Award for Scientists

Established researchers who submit their abstracts to present as a podium presentation at the MAQC 2021 Annual Meeting by March 15, 2021, are eligible for this award. Awardees will be determined by the MAQC Society award committee.

  • The abstract needs to be accepted to present as podium presentation by The MAQC 2021 Scientific Planning Committee (SPC).
  • The MAQC 2021 Award committee will select three winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd) who demonstrate or promote reproducibility or show the importance of reproducibility and quality in their research work or who work to develop standards and references from the pool of accepted abstracts.
  • Three award categories for the MAQC Research Award for Scientists for a total of $2000 of awards (US$500, US$200, US$100 cash + free registration for the 2022 MAQC Society meeting, a US$400 value) for the selected awardees.
  • The 2022 MAQC Society meeting will be held at the SAS Institute, nearby to RTP, NC USA from April 25-29 2022