German multinational science company Merck KGaA has launched what it call a Patient Experience Data Challenge to find solutions for effectively utilizing patient experience data mined from social media throughout drug research and development, and lifecycle management in multiple sclerosis and other auto-immune conditions. The application deadline is end-of-day April 30, 2021 (23:59 CET).
Applicants will submit a solution-description including details on the approach, software / Web API / IT system that allows definition or design of questions, collection of data across multiple social media sites, visualization of results, automatic or active update of results over time for integration into the drug development process, include programming language, and tools.
Ten finalists will be chosen, and the top two will receive contract of EUR 15,000 and EUR 10,000, respectively. Learn more