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 Back to The Healthy Behavior Data Challenge
Original Fields(5:07 p.m. ET, Apr 27, 2017)
Updated Fields(1:12 p.m. ET, Apr 28, 2017)

Rules

How to Enter: Participants may enter by visiting www.healthdatachallenge.com and challenge.gov and following the instructions for submission. The U.S. and Canadian challenges are being run in parallel and US entrants should submit to this contest and non-US to the Canadian contest. Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition: To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual or entity— Shall have registered to participate in the competition under the rules promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Shall have complied with all the requirements under this section; In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of their employment. Shall not be an HHS employee working on their applications or submissions during assigned duty hours. Are an individual or team comprised of members each of who are 18 years of age or over. Are not on the Excluded Parties List System located at www.sam.gov. Additionally: Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop challenge applications unless consistent with the purpose of their grant award. Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract to develop challenge applications or to fund efforts in support of a challenge submission. Employees of CDC, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, evaluation, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons’ immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made available to all individuals and entities participating in the competition on an equitable basis. Applicants must agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from their participation in a competition, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise. A solution may be disqualified if it fails to function as expressed in the description provided by the user, or if it provides inaccurate or incomplete information. CDC reserves the right to disqualify participants from the Challenge for inappropriate, derogatory, defamatory, or threatening comments or communication through the Challenge website or on the Challenge.gov website. Submissions must be free of security threats and/or malware. Applicants/Contestants agree that CDC may conduct testing on the product/submission to determine whether malware or other security threats may be present. CDC may disqualify the product if, in CDC’s judgment, the product may damage government or others’ equipment or operating environment. Applicants must obtain liability insurance or demonstrate financial responsibility in the amount of $0 for claims by: (1) a third party for death, bodily injury, or property damage, or loss resulting from an activity carried out in connection with participation in a competition, with the Federal Government named as an additional insured under the registered applicant’s insurance policy and registered applicant’s agreeing to indemnify the Federal Government against third party claims for damages arising from or related to competition activities; and (2) the Federal Government for damage or loss to Government property resulting from such an activity.  Applicants who are a group must obtain insurance or demonstrate financial responsibility for all members of the group. By participating in the Challenge, each Applicant agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules, Terms & Conditions and the decisions of the Federal Agency sponsors and/or the individual judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Payment of the Prize: Prizes awarded under this competition will be paid by electronic funds transfer and may be subject to Federal income taxes. HHS will comply with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable. Basis upon Which Winner Will Be Selected:  A review panel composed of subject-matter experts will judge eligible HBD Challenge entries.  A judging panel will make final winner selections based upon the criteria outlined below and in compliance with the HHS Competition Judging Guidelines.

Rules

How to Enter: Participants may enter by visiting www.healthdatachallenge.com and challenge.gov and following the instructions for submission. The U.S. and Canadian challenges are being run in parallel and US entrants should submit to this contest and non-US to the Canadian contest. Eligibility Rules for Participating in the Competition: To be eligible to win a prize under this challenge, an individual or entity— Shall have registered to participate in the competition under the rules promulgated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Shall have complied with all the requirements under this section; In the case of a private entity, shall be incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States, and in the case of an individual, whether participating singly or in a group, shall be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and May not be a Federal entity or Federal employee acting within the scope of their employment. Shall not be an HHS employee working on their applications or submissions during assigned duty hours. Are an individual or team comprised of members each of who are 18 years of age or over. Are not on the Excluded Parties List System located at www.sam.gov. Additionally: Federal grantees may not use Federal funds to develop challenge applications unless consistent with the purpose of their grant award. Federal contractors may not use Federal funds from a contract to develop challenge applications or to fund efforts in support of a challenge submission. Employees of CDC, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, evaluation, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons’ immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. An individual or entity shall not be deemed ineligible because the individual or entity used Federal facilities or consulted with Federal employees during a competition if the facilities and employees are made available to all individuals and entities participating in the competition on an equitable basis. Applicants must agree to assume any and all risks and waive claims against the Federal Government and its related entities, except in the case of willful misconduct, for any injury, death, damage, or loss of property, revenue, or profits, whether direct, indirect, or consequential, arising from their participation in a competition, whether the injury, death, damage, or loss arises through negligence or otherwise. A solution may be disqualified if it fails to function as expressed in the description provided by the user, or if it provides inaccurate or incomplete information. CDC reserves the right to disqualify participants from the Challenge for inappropriate, derogatory, defamatory, or threatening comments or communication through the Challenge website or on the Challenge.gov website. Submissions must be free of security threats and/or malware. Applicants/Contestants agree that CDC may conduct testing on the product/submission to determine whether malware or other security threats may be present. CDC may disqualify the product if, in CDC’s judgment, the product may damage government or others’ equipment or operating environment. Applicants must obtain liability insurance or demonstrate financial responsibility in the amount of $0 for claims by: (1) a third party for death, bodily injury, or property damage, or loss resulting from an activity carried out in connection with participation in a competition, with the Federal Government named as an additional insured under the registered applicant’s insurance policy and registered applicant’s agreeing to indemnify the Federal Government against third party claims for damages arising from or related to competition activities; and (2) the Federal Government for damage or loss to Government property resulting from such an activity.  Applicants who are a group must obtain insurance or demonstrate financial responsibility for all members of the group. By participating in the Challenge, each Applicant agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules, Terms & Conditions and the decisions of the Federal Agency sponsors and/or the individual judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Payment of the Prize: Prizes awarded under this competition will be paid by electronic funds transfer and may be subject to Federal income taxes. HHS will comply with the Internal Revenue Service withholding and reporting requirements, where applicable. Basis upon Which Winner Will Be Selected:  A review panel composed of subject-matter experts will judge eligible HBD Challenge entries.  A judging panel will make final winner selections based upon the criteria outlined below and in compliance with the HHS Competition Judging Guidelines.

The prizes

The prize name: Phase I (Prototype Development) The cash amount: 30000 The prize description: In Phase I (Prototype Development), participants will compete for a $30,000 prize pot from which up to six teams or submissions will be selected to receive a $5000 prize each. Submissions will be accepted starting April 28, 2017. The submission period for phase I will end on July 31, 2017. The grand prize finalist is anticipated to be announced in February of 2018. The prize name: Phase II (Prototype Implementation) The cash amount: 70000 The prize description: In phase II, up to three participants will compete for a $70,000 prize pot. The following prizes will be awarded: One First Place winner of $40,000 One Second Place winner of $20,000 One Third Place winner of $10,000 Three (3) winners will be notified via email. The Phase II (Prototype Implementation) submission period will begin September 4, 2017 and end December 31, 2017. The grand prize finalist is anticipated to be announced in February of 2018.

The prizes

The prize name: Phase I (Prototype Development) The cash amount: 30000 The prize description: In Phase I (Prototype Development), participants will compete for a $30,000 prize pot from which up to six teams or submissions will be selected to receive a $5000 prize each. Submissions will be accepted starting April 28, 2017. The submission period for Phase I will end on August 4, 2017. The grand prize finalist is anticipated to be announced in March of 2018. The prize name: Phase II (Prototype Implementation) The cash amount: 70000 The prize description: In phase II, up to three participants will compete for a $70,000 prize pot. The following prizes will be awarded: One First Place winner of $40,000 One Second Place winner of $20,000 One Third Place winner of $10,000 Three (3) winners will be notified via email. The Phase II (Prototype Implementation) submission period will begin October 2, 2017 and end January 15, 2018. The grand prize finalist is anticipated to be announced in March of 2018.