PPMI Data Challenge 2016
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has launched the PPMI Data Challenge to answer two fundamental questions about Parkinson's disease (PD) and gather new insights into PD diagnosis and progression. MJFF and partner GE Healthcare are offering $50,000 in total prizes, awarding a $25,000 cash prize to the most comprehensive and applicable answer to each question:
1. What factors at baseline predict clinical progression?
2. What are the sub-types of Parkinson's disease?
The Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) is a observational study sponsored by MJFF to identify PD biomarkers. It has generated a comprehensive, standardized, longitudinal set of clinical, biological and imaging data unique to the PD field that will be made available to applicants. For any participant unfamiliar with Parkinson's disease, MJFF has established a team of subject matter experts to assist as needed with data interpretation and prioritization.
Submissions are due Wednesday, September 7, 2016, and winners will be announced in November. Interested applicants are welcome to attend a live webinar on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, for more information.