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3rd Open Data Impact Award – Stifterverband Once Again Seeks Innovative Open Data

June 30th, 2022 | by
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As part of its initiative innOsci – Forum for Open Innovation Culture, the Stifterverband is announcing the Open Data Impact Award for the third time. The initiative aims to make Open Data in science more visible and strengthen it. The cooperation partner is DUZ – Magazin für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. A funding amount totalling 30,000 euros will be provided.

The potential of Open Data

The Stifterverband sees great innovation potential in Open Data and writes:

Everyone benefits from the re-use of research data: academia, when data sets can be reviewed and further developed by other researchers. But society also benefits when innovations emerge from data.


In practice, however, Open Data is not yet lived everywhere for various reasons. Obstacles include insufficient resources, existing reputation mechanisms and a lack of knowledge. With the Open Data Impact Award, the Stifterverband would like to motivate researchers to make their data available for open use and also offer an incentive to re-users to further develop this innovative data.

The award offers:

  • a total of 30,000 euros in funding, divided among three award winners (prize money: 15,000, 10,000 and 5,000 euros)
  • Visibility for the award winner and the topic through media and public relations work
  • Access to the Stifterverband’s network in the field of innovation

Who can apply?

The call is aimed at researchers and research groups from all disciplines who have made their research data open and available for reuse, and who have enabled innovative reuse outside academia, or who can demonstrate the potential to develop such added value for society. Applicants must work at a university or non-university research institution with a registered office in Germany.

The application deadline is July 10, 2022.

Learn more

More information, a detailed call for applications and the link to the application can be found on the association’s website (only in German).

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Responsible for the content of this article is Sophia Nosthoff.

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