Apply today for eLife Innovation Sprint

Before you start
All applicants are required to read and agree to abide by our Code of Conduct for this event before submitting their application. How do we use your personal information? We will process the personal information you supply for legitimate business purposes, being the administration of the Innovation Sprint [“event”], which include: evaluating your application for a place at the event; communicating with you about whether you have been allocated a place; communicating administrative information about the event; and sending related follow-up communications after the event. In addition we may invite you to subscribe to mailing lists maintained by eLife, but you will not be added to such lists without your separate consent. We will share this data temporarily with Biomakespace solely for the purpose of assisting with evaluating applications. We will not pass your information to any other third parties. Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your Personal Data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. You have the right to object to this processing if you wish, and can do so by contacting Naomi at Please bear in mind that if you object, this may affect our ability to carry out tasks above for your benefit.
About you
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Your application
In no more than 100 words, please tell us briefly which problem(s) you would like to address in relation to research communication, open science, and/or applying the latest technologies to research and discovery.
In no more than 200 words, please specify other skills of relevance that you would share at the event, or add detail to explain any of the skills listed above, such as specifying programming languages, technical skills, area of research, and listing years of experience. Include any relevant links, such as your website and/or Twitter, Github and/or LinkedIn pages.
In no more than 100 words, please tell us briefly what you hope to gain from participating in the event.
In no more than 100 words (not including URLs), please share the story of an idea you have prototyped or brought to fruition before, what you contributed and learned, and why you are proud of this. The idea does not need to relate to the scope of this event but we are particularly interested in contributions to any open (source or access) projects!
Please list any associations with us here, such as being an eLife Ambassador or ECAG member, involved in a project or initiative supported by eLife, or having worked directly with us before. We may take this into account when selecting between highly rated applications; other factors are of higher priority.
Openness and transparency
We expect Sprint participants to work openly and make resulting outputs openly available immediately or as soon as is feasible, using open source licenses for code and software and permissive licenses (CC-BY or CC-0) for other content.
We value diversity in the communities we engage with. We are asking these questions because they will allow us to proactively select under-represented groups should we need to choose between highly rated applications. We may use aggregate data to assess the diversity and inclusion of our event, and publish the final results, but all individual information will be kept private. If you prefer not to say, please respond with that or leave the field blank.
Attendance support
The event will be in Cambridge, UK. We expect prospective attendees with supportive institutions or appropriate funding to be able to cover their own expenses, so that we can focus our support on those who would not be able to participate otherwise. If you would/might require support to cover the costs of accommodation, travel or other expenses incurred in order to participate in this event, please let us know via this form. This information is being collected at this stage for planning purposes only.
Please let us know below if you have any specific requirements to enable your participation, and/or ask any questions you have about the event. We will endeavour to respond to queries in a timely manner.