MMV was awarded one of Five Open Data Awards presented by Tim Berners-Lee’s Open Data Institute (ODI) and hosted at Bloomberg London. The awards presented On Thursday, 9 July 2015, were in recognition of innovation and excellence in open data. MMV was one of 17 organizations shortlisted in the Innovation category.
MMV’s Malaria Box was considered a prime example of excellence in open data innovation. The Malaria Box is a physical box of 400 compounds provided free of charge to researchers who wish to develop new medicines for malaria asking only that the results be published in the public domain to help continue a virtual cycle of research. This open knowledge sharing is pivotal to MMV’s mission.