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Terms and Conditions

The NIH is making awards in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Federal Register Notice for the Prize.  All teams should refer to these.

The Wellcome Trust has set out the following terms and conditions for its funding for the Open Science Prize.
  1.  The Wellcome Trust does not act as an employer with respect to the recipients of the Prize funds.
  2. The Prize is not a contract for services.
  3. The team leader who is in receipt of Wellcome Trust funds must be over 18 years of age (this does not exclude teams including members who are under 18 years of age).
  4. Prize funds should be used exclusively to support the activities of the project, as described in the application.
  5. The activities of the project should be carried out in accordance with all applicable laws.
  6. The Wellcome Trust does not accept any responsibility for financial or other liability incurred by the recipients, any Organisation, or any participant that may arise out of the activities of the project, including taxes.
  7. The recipients are required to provide a progress report at the end of the Phase I period via the Open Science Prize website. If a progress report is not provided, we reserve the right to reclaim the prize funds awarded.
  8. Recipients must either provide evidence of a dedicated bank account opened for the Prize funds or, maintain (and provide evidence of) a separate accounting cost code specific to the Prize funds.
  9. Payment in full of Prize funds for Phase I winners will be made in April 2016.
  10. The recipients must ensure that their support through the Open Science Prize (and its funders - Wellcome Trust, US National Institutes of Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute) is acknowledged in any dissemination of the outputs of the project.
  11. Recipients should consult the Wellcome Trust’s media office on all publicity, promotional activity and press statements that may be issued about the project, or the results.
  12. Recipients retain title to their work, including object and source code, and reserves all intellectual property rights.
  13. Recipients are strongly encouraged to use open licences for outputs of their project and distribute any computer code (object code and preferably also source code) to the public under a liberal open source license that permits the public to benefit from and improve upon the result (see the licenses available at http://opensource.org/licenses/.