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2008 Benjamin Franklin Award

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The Bioinformatics Organization is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences, which the organization presents annually to an individual who has promoted open-access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences.

The award ceremony will be held at the 2008 Bio-IT World Conference + Expo in Boston next April. Ceremony attendance is free with early registration.

Past laureates include Sean Eddy, who won in 2007; Michael Ashburner, the winner in 2006; Ewan Birney, in 2005; Lincoln Stein, who won in 2004; James Kent, the winner in 2003; and Michael Eisen, who won in 2002.

Additional information, including nominating a candidate, can be found here.

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