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American Heart Association / Hitachi / BurstIQ COVID-19 Data Challenge

American Heart Association / Hitachi / BurstIQ COVID-19 Data Challenge

Examine the relationships between COVID-19, other health conditions, health disparities and/or social determinants of health.
stage:
Stage 1 Starts
prize:
$45,000 Prize Purse
Overview

Challenge Overview

Overview

The objective of the American Heart Association COVID-19 Data Challenge is to examine the relationships between COVID-19, other health conditions, health disparities and/or social determinants of health.

 

Dates

Stage 1:

Starts: May 12, 2020
Ends: July 12, 2020

Stage 2:

Starts: September 1, 2020
Ends: November 1, 2020

 

Background

The American Heart Association ("The Association") Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine seeks to better understand the relationships between COVID-19, other health conditions, health disparities, and social determinants of health. Health disparities include poverty, environmental threats, inadequate access to health care, individual and behavioral factors and educational inequalities. Social determinants of health include resources such as food supply, housing, economic and social relationships, education, and health care.

The COVID-19 Data Challenge asks participants to use the Precision Medicine Platform (PMP) to test the relationships between COVID-19, other health conditions, health disparities and social determinants of health using their own data and/or data available on the Precision Medicine Platform.

 

Prizes and Evaluation

Challenge Prizes

The American Heart Association COVID-19 Data Challenge includes two stages. Stage 1 will take place from May 12 - July 12, 2020. The top six applicants based on peer review will each receive $5,000. These six applicants will advance to the second stage of the American Heart Association COVID-19 Data Challenge that will take place from September 1 - November 1, 2020. The top applicant based on peer review of the second stage of the American Heart Association COVID-19 Data Challenge will receive $15,000.

Evaluation

Challenges will be reviewed by a peer review committee that will evaluate:

  • The novel information learned from the analysis and findings that addresses the focus of the data challenge- the relationships between COVID-19, health disparities and social determinants of health
    • Findings or Results of the Data Analysis
    • The data and data analysis methods that support the findings and the novel information learned
  • Overall impact of the findings and analysis on the relationships between COVID-19, other health conditions, health disparities and social determinants of health

 

Submission

Upon registration for the data challenge, each participant/team will be provided a PMP workspace, free of charge to complete analyses for the challenge. Results must be submitted prior to 5 p.m. Central on July 12, 2020 to be considered for the data challenge. Details on submission requirements and how to submit results are provided in the submission section. Information about PMP workspaces is provided in the Getting Started section.

Guidelines
Timeline
Forum 7
Community 14
Resources