Call for WoRMS Award Nominations

Added on 2018-03-29 09:57:17 by Vandepitte, Leen
It is time again to nominate editors for the WoRMS Achievement Award and WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award. The deadline for nominations is April 30!
The WoRMS Achievement Award is an annual recognition of an editor or team who has made an outstanding contribution to WoRMS in general. 

The WoRMS Early Career Researchers Award is intended to recognise the effort of a scientist who has contributed to WoRMS significantly as an editor within about 10 years of their PhD.  The jury will take into account career breaks and other factors in considering what qualifies as 'early career', and recognise some excellent editors may not have a PhD.

Please consider nominating one of our colleagues for these recognitions.  All WoRMS editors, members of the Steering Committee and the Data Management Team may make nominations. 
Nominations should detail in up to 2 pages why the nominee’s contributions to WoRMS are outstanding, together with details of the nominee and nominator.  The primary criterion is editorial contributions. Indicators of editorial activity include: number of taxa and/or other content entered, number of records edited and checked; quality and completeness of entries; responsiveness to user feedback and Data Management Team requests; length of service as active editor. Other contributions by editors include organising editorial groups, suggesting new ideas or innovations (e.g. improvements to the web interface), helping outreach and stimulation of the use of WoRMS, and helping WoRMS management and funding.

An overview of the nomination process is available in the 'Documents' section of the WoRMS website. We are looking forward to hearing from you.  Please send nominations by April 30, 2018.


The WoRMS Award Committee
Gustav Paulay, Mark Costello, Chris Boyko, Frederic Atkinson, Frederic Sinniger, Michelle Klautau, Nicolas Bailly, Noa Shenkar, Sancia van der Meij & Tina Molodtsova

Call for WoRMS Award Nominations


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