Detecting Emerging Threats in Injury and Violence Using Network Science

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: $7500
  • Entries Received: 14

Contest Brief

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE FULL CHALLENGE BRIEF THAT CONTAINS ALL THE CHALLENGE AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND RULES

FULL CHALLENGE BRIEF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jb8V-ZnENuoB2yF3l88euNgJJsE9bObs/view?usp=sharing
REGISTRATION FORM: https://forms.gle/w5KCtQHUkHpMr6iFA
FAQ: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BMDKMzRPgmuYfsXiPF4mBmZxGro2Qsav/view
WEBINAR RECORDING: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj8PPT7V0g4

Apply your network science skills to identify and characterize emerging health threats in the areas of suicide, overdose, or adverse childhood experiences.

DETECTING EMERGING THREATS IN INJURY AND VIOLENCE USING NETWORK SCIENCE CHALLENGE
Are you interested in working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) in having a positive impact on the health and safety of Americans? Do you enjoy working with network science, algorithms, and datasets? The Detecting Emerging Threats in Injury and Violence Using Network Science Challenge gives you the opportunity to discover a new application of network science to impact emerging health threats, win your share of a $16,000 prize purse, and receive national recognition.
To participate, you will need to provide a network science approach to one of the Injury Center’s priority topics - Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Suicide, and Drug Overdose. The Injury Center hopes solutions to this Challenge will find novel ways to identify, characterize, and prevent emerging injury-related health threats more quickly. If you can use social media data sources to make predictions about future threats, leverage the latest advances in machine learning and AI, or find another new way of applying network science to this challenge, you could win!

CHALLENGE OVERVIEW
The Injury Center protects Americans by using data and research to understand how to prevent injuries and violence and then puts it into practice. Through this Challenge, the Injury Center wants to determine how network science can be used to support their work. For this challenge, they are looking for innovative solutions that use network science to address one or more of their priority emerging health threats – ACEs, suicide, and drug overdose.

Submissions must demonstrate the effectiveness of the network science approach, show the potential impact the solution could have on the area(s) addressed, describe the approach to the problem, and describe the data used for the solution. The data must be accessible, from reliable data sources, and U.S. based. Submissions will be judged on the quality of the proposal, the relevance and accessibility of the data sources, and the approach to the problem. Both theoretical and submission with demonstrating data/mathematical solutions will be accepted; submissions that can demonstrate the solution will score higher.

Solvers will have eight weeks from launch to submit their solution. Up to three prizes will be awarded to the top solvers that achieve the requirements of the challenge for a total of $15,000. First place will be awarded $7,500, second place will be awarded $5,000, and third place will be awarded $2,500. Up to ten additional $100 prizes will be awarded for innovative solutions that meet the criteria. All teams that meet the criteria will receive a CDC certificate of participation. The results from the winning solutions may be used to publish a scientific paper.

CHALLENGE BACKGROUND
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. To accomplish their mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats and responds when these arise. The Injury Center (https://www.cdc.gov/injury/), part of CDC, focuses on protecting Americans from injury and violence which are leading causes of death for children and adults ages 1-45 in the U.S. The Injury Center uses data to understand when and why violence and injuries occur; data and data systems help them understand the burden of unintentional and violence-related injury and death in the U.S. They then use data and research to develop strategies to prevent injury and violence. The Injury Center has three priority topics: protecting youth from adverse childhood experiences, combating overdose, and preventing suicide.

PRIZES
Total Purse: $16,000

Up to 3 prizes will be awarded to the top solvers that achieve the requirements of the challenge for a total of $15,000. The best solution will be awarded $7,500, second place will be awarded $5,000, and third place will be awarded $2,500. Up to ten additional $100 prizes will be awarded for innovative solutions that meet the criteria. All competitors that meet the criteria will receive a certificate of participation from CDC.

CDC reserves the right to negotiate licenses for additional submitted solutions.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Registration will be open from the launch of the challenge until the submission deadline of January 5, 2022 5:00 PM ET.

To Register for the Challenge, Teams must:
1. Sign up for an account on the Freelancer.com platform
2. Complete and submit the Registration Form (https://forms.gle/wJsX3PTx7GNYba7i9)

Registration Forms will be reviewed for eligibility; ineligible teams will be notified and teams that meet the Challenge eligibility requirements, as listed in the Rules, may continue in the competition.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1. WHITE PAPER
The White Paper information must be submitted using the Challenge Submission Form (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jaRjbRrXeZ1yvJ2TZPPTG0YYnRPAvaph/view?usp=sharing).

2. CODE/MATHEMATICAL METHODS
While you will not be required to submit your code or mathematical solutions, they must be made available to the judging team to test their validity. All information required to reproduce your results must be made available. Submissions must be uploaded to your private GitHub repository and access must be granted to the Challenge team.

3. GITHUB ACCESS
To submit your compiled solver and source code through GitHub, you will need to provide the Challenge Team access to your private GitHub repository. You must also provide a directory file describing each item in your repository.

To do so, share your GitHub repository with the following GitHub username: poweredbyFLN

RULES
CDC and employees of Challenge partners reserve the right to update or modify this challenge at any time. Updated material will be made available to all participants.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- By participating in a Freelancer.com contest, each participant (whether an individual, group of individuals, or entity) must agree to and abide by the following: Freelancer Eligibility Policies, Freelancer User Agreement, and the Freelancer Copyright Infringement Policy. Each participant must complete and comply with the Freelancer KYC process. All team members must meet Freelancer eligibility policies (https://www.freelancer.com/support/General/restrictions-in-some-countries?w=f&ngsw-bypass=). 

- All team members must be at least 18 years old. The team lead must be eligible to receive payment under the laws of the United States; U.S. federal sanctions prohibit participation from certain countries. (see: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx).

- NASA and employees of Challenge partners are not eligible to participate. Federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to participate. Any individual or entity associated with the development or administration of this challenge is ineligible to compete. Government contractors working on the same or similar projects are ineligible to participate in the Challenge.

- Funds from U.S. or foreign government organizations should not be used to directly fund the development of a solution to this Challenge. Solutions that were previously developed with Government/Federal funds, or where Government/Federal funds, including but not limited to, employee time, materials, and reviews, were utilized to prepare the submission or solutions are prohibited.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- Solutions must originate from either the U.S. or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

- Phase 1 submissions must be uploaded to the Challenge page before the deadline, January 5, 2022, at 5:00 pm ET. No late submissions will be accepted.

- All submissions must be in PDF format, in English, and machine readable (not handwritten).

PAYMENT
For any prize award, the winner will receive the full amount awarded; any Freelancer seller fee will be refunded to the winner.
If participating as a team, all payments will be made to the Team Leader who is solely responsible for the distribution of funds among team members.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Each Winning Team (whether an individual or group of individuals) selected to win a prize under this Challenge must apply a permissive open source license, such as Apache 2.0, to their solution(s) and retain the software and accompanying documentation in a publicly available repository until June 3, 2025.

If you are unable to comply with the IP agreement for part of your solution, contact the challenge team at cdc-ncipc@freelancer.com

Please submit questions to the challenge Public Clarification Board or to cdc-ncipc@freelancer.com.

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FULL CHALLENGE BRIEF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jb8V-ZnENuoB2yF3l88euNgJJsE9bObs/view?usp=sharing
REGISTRATION FORM: https://forms.gle/w5KCtQHUkHpMr6iFA

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Public Clarification Board

  • rifatrahmaniu
    rifatrahmaniu
    • 6 days ago

    Will you select multiple winner if you don't get perfect work?

    • 6 days ago
  • @poweredbyFLN ..
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hello,

    The Challenge Team will be away for the holidays from Friday, December 24, 2021 to Monday, January 3, 2022. If you have any questions, please be sure to read the FAQ document posted under the Challenge Description first. If your question is not on the FAQ sheet, post it here on the Public Clarification Board and our customer success team will try their best to get back to you. If your question is about a technical component of the challenge, we will get back to you upon return in January 2022.

    Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

    • 1 month ago
    1. Kingharryjoe
      Kingharryjoe
      • 3 weeks ago

      Would this affect the deadline?

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 weeks ago

      Hello, no this will not affect the deadline.

      • 2 weeks ago
  • draggmonica
    draggmonica
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, I just did the registration form. When will I know If I’m able to participate?

    • 1 month ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hello, we just sent you an email!

      • 1 month ago
  • ksurat
    ksurat
    • 1 month ago

    I'm from the Philippines, can I join?

    • 1 month ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Philippines is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 1 month ago
  • Rethah17
    Rethah17
    • 1 month ago

    Greetings so I am currently new and saw this contest in passing, since there is enough time for me to participate I would like to do so however I would like some few questions answered so that I do not get my entry rejected. Firatly ama I allowed to join this contest as a single member without any team or is it compulsory to join a team , secondly what are the age requirements for joining this contest and lastly, seeing that I reside in South Africa, am I allowed to join the contest?

    • 1 month ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      All team members must be at least 18 years old.

      Unfortunately, South Africa is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 1 month ago
  • marwasoliman749
    marwasoliman749
    • 1 month ago

    Hi. Can i participate from Egypt?

    • 1 month ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Egypt is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 1 month ago
  • turatsinzecmu201
    turatsinzecmu201
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, My name is Turatsinze Junior, a Masters student at Zhejiang University. I'm in Rwanda as my nationality status. Please join me. Ahmed M., because I am allowed to be Team Leader.

    • 1 month ago
    1. shekinahkikilems
      shekinahkikilems
      • 1 month ago

      Hello, I will like to join your team

      • 1 month ago
    2. aghatay
      aghatay
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, I would like to join your team and solve the task together!

      • 1 month ago
  • and88x
    and88x
    • 1 month ago

    Hello. Can I participate if I am from Ecuador?

    • 1 month ago
  • @poweredbyFLN ..
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hi everyone, we have added a FAQ sheet and the webinar recording in the contest description. Make sure to check them out if you have any questions.

    • 1 month ago
    1. jhowsb
      jhowsb
      • 1 month ago

      Hello, Greetings for the day!

      Are Brazilians considered for this contest?

      • 1 month ago
    2. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hello! Do you currently live in Brazil?

      • 1 month ago
  • isathemoraazul
    isathemoraazul
    • 1 month ago

    May I participate in this event from Mexico?

    • 1 month ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge. Yes, you can. Mexico is included as one of the eligible countries. Please review the full eligibility requirements to ensure you meet all of them. Thank you!

      • 1 month ago
  • AhmedMaggdy
    AhmedMaggdy
    • 1 month ago

    Dears,
    If any existing team is looking for a member who can do data analysis and build predictive models, I am available to join and will do my best to achieve the best results.
    Because I am not from a designated country, I have difficulty working alone.

    • 1 month ago
    1. AhmedMaggdy
      AhmedMaggdy
      • 1 month ago

      Of course, I believe we must begin quickly, attempting to begin the registration process and then we can start the work on the project.

      • 1 month ago
    2. AhmedMaggdy
      AhmedMaggdy
      • 1 month ago

      sent mail to you, Please check

      • 1 month ago
  • falcon70
    falcon70
    • 1 month ago

    Hello There Can I participate from Bangladesh?

    • 1 month ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge. Yes, you can. Bangladesh is included as one of the eligible countries. Please review the full eligibility requirements to ensure you meet all of them. Thank you!

      • 1 month ago
  • ayinlaadeleke
    ayinlaadeleke
    • 1 month ago

    I believe one can participate from Nigeria

    • 1 month ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Nigeria is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 1 month ago
  • @poweredbyFLN ..
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    Hi everyone, please join us at our webinar with CDC Injury Center on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8:00 AM PT/ 11:00AM ET where details of the challenge, submission requirements, and potential challenge approaches will be discussed. A network science SME will join us to explain network science for anyone who is new to the discipline, and how it can be used in this challenge.

    RSVP Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B-abQwROTxy8UZxx5QxuqQ

    If you have any questions, please submit them in advance to cdc-ncipc@freelancer.com

    • 2 months ago
  • onlineshopingtts
    onlineshopingtts
    • 2 months ago

    can i participate from pakistan?

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Pakistan is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 2 months ago
  • AhmedMaggdy
    AhmedMaggdy
    • 2 months ago

    Dears,
    If any existing team is looking for a member who can do data analysis and build predictive models, I am available to join and will do my best to achieve the best results.
    Because I am not from a designated country, I have difficulty working alone.

    • 2 months ago
  • AhmedMaggdy
    AhmedMaggdy
    • 2 months ago

    Can I participate from Egypt?

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Egypt is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 2 months ago
  • mel2458
    mel2458
    • 2 months ago

    People from Bolivia can participate

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Bolivia is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 2 months ago
  • ayinlaadeleke
    ayinlaadeleke
    • 2 months ago

    Can I participate from Nigeria?

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Nigeria is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 2 months ago
  • VictorTech
    VictorTech
    • 2 months ago

    Can a Kenyan participate

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Kenya is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 2 months ago
  • srshohag007
    srshohag007
    • 2 months ago

    Can I participate from Bangladesh??

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge. Yes, Bangladesh is included as one of the eligible countries. Please review the full eligibility requirements to ensure you meet all of them. Thank you!

      • 2 months ago
  • Shuvo2021
    Shuvo2021
    • 2 months ago

    People from Bangladesh can participate in this

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge. Yes, Bangladesh is included as one of the eligible countries. Please review the full eligibility requirements to ensure you meet all of them. Thank you!

      • 2 months ago
  • omenyacliff
    omenyacliff
    • 2 months ago

    Is Kenya allowed to participate

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Kenya is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 2 months ago
  • sultanalrefaei
    sultanalrefaei
    • 2 months ago

    People from Saudi Arabia can participate in this??

    • 2 months ago
    1. @poweredbyFLN ..
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, thank you for your interest in joining the challenge.

      Unfortunately, Saudi Arabia is not a designated country (per https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003). You cannot participate as an individual, however you can collaborate with a team whose Team Lead is from a designated country or the US.

      The team must still abide by the following:
      Submissions must originate from either the US or a designated country (see definition of designated country at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/part-25#FAR_25_003), OR have been substantially transformed in the US or designated country prior to delivery pursuant to FAR 25.403(c).

      In addition, check https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/sanctions-programs-and-country-information to ensure that your country is not under country-specific sanctions.

      • 2 months ago
  • nunlabconsultus
    nunlabconsultus
    • 2 months ago

    Lindo proyecto. Soy especialista en psicología forense. Bien puedo sumar habilidades en investigación, análisis e interpretación de comportamientos atendiendo a estadísticas y análisis de datos no estructurados. Argentina, e hispanohablante. No sé por qué solamente refieren en habilidades de informática y análisis de datos.

    • 2 months ago
  • manishq01q
    manishq01q
    • 2 months ago

    People from Sue India can participate in this.

    • 2 months ago

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