Eligibility and Requirements
o At least one member of the team must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Teamwork isn't necessary, but is allowed.
o Submissions by 10/28/2014 - All projects must be submitted no later than 12am on October 28th. Submissions must consist of two parts: 1) a link/screenshot/pdf of the project itself, 2) a 2-minute video of the team explaining the thought process behind, significance of, and context for the project.
o Inclusion of BRFSS Data - must incorporate or include analysis of BRFSS dataset in some way
o Method must be reproducible – visualizing process/software can be used easily to analyze/display other sets of data
o Software must be accessible - judges must be able to view the final product on a website, pdf, or another easily available tool for final evaluation. The tool must be designed for use with existing web, mobile web, electronic health record, or other platform (iOS, Android, etc.).
**Note on Section 508 Evaluation Product Regulations Compliance
*Note that projects based on suggested directions and de novo projects will be weighted equally.
o 25% Innovation – novel combination, integration, and application of data
o 25% Design – visually appealing, elegant, intuitive interface and visualizations
o 25% Relevance – to better guide health decisions, relationships are comparable across time, geographies, and populations
o 25% Scientific Excellence – rigorously measured relationships that adhere to the principles of scientific inquiry. Remember that correlation does not necessitate causation.