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iCare-AD/ADRD Eureka Prize Submission Template

Solutions are due by 11:59 pm Eastern time on June 30, 2019

If applicable, demonstration devices must be postmarked by June 30, 2019 and can be mailed to:

NIA Prize Submissions
C/O Dawn Beraud
31 Center Blvd Rm 5C05
Bethesda, MD 20892

Please use the template below to format proposals
Read more about the prize guidelines

Submitting on Challenge.gov

Every team lead or individual wishing to submit to this challenge must register for challenge.gov in order to submit a solution. Team leads or individual solvers may create an account and access the submission platform by visiting challenge.gov and searching for “Improving Care for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Using Technology Challenge.”

When submitting a solution on challenge.gov, please paste your title into the "Title" box and paste your abstract into the “Description” box. Detailed solutions should be created using the template described below and must be uploaded as a compiled PDF to challenge.gov. 

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Submission Requirements

Describe the problem the solution addresses and how it addresses it. Supporting figures and documentation may be included in the Appendix, keeping in mind that judges can use their discretion as to whether to consider the optional supplemental data as part of their evaluation. A detailed materials and methods section including all protocols must be submitted in the Appendix. As part of the solution, a demonstration of the developed app must be included either via weblink, as a downloadable app from a website, or as a prototype app on a demonstration mobile device. If a login is required, demo accounts with password should be provided which will enable judges to access all parts of the product. If there are different interfaces (i.e., a separate interface for caregiver and a different interface for a provider [e.g., physician]) separate logins should be provided. If the team or individual solver opts for submitting the app on a demonstration mobile device, then four such devices must be submitted via mail. Prototypes, with all accessories needed for functionality, can be sent to NIA Prize Submissions, C/O Dawn Beraud, 31 Center Blvd Rm 5C05, Bethesda, MD 20892. Prototype submissions must be postmarked by the submission deadline of June 30, 2019. Prototypes will be returned to the solvers after the judging process.

Solutions must:

  • Be written in English, follow all page limits (references not included in page limit), have page dimensions (8.5 x 11 inches), font size of 11 pt or greater (for all text including figure legends), and 0.5-inch margins.
  • Include figure legends only if they add information that is not available in the body of the document; be succinct.
  • Include a cover page which is not counted toward the page limit, required sections as listed below, and references. Any material that does not follow instructions may not be considered. Appendix must include a detailed methods section and can include optional supporting data.

Template

Please include the following sections and content in the solution and observe page limits.

Cover page (1 page)

Submission Title:

Team lead or individual solver: Name, email, institution/organization/company, academic appointment or department (if applicable)

For each team member: Name, role, affiliation (institution/organization/company)

Other information:

  1. Indicate if the solution is a web-based system or mobile device application (app); if the former, indicate the url and instructions for accessing the prototype.
  2. Assess the prototype built by you or your team. Describe in bullet points the problem that the solution addresses. What needs should still be addressed and what are the next steps that follow from this solution?
  3. Indicate login(s) and password(s) if necessary to access the program or app.

Overall Description of the Solution (2-page maximum)

  1. Prepare an abstract that clearly states the advantages and novel contributions of the prototype (300 words maximum).

    Please note: A working prototype of the solution should also be submitted either as a downloadable app from a website or as a prototype app on a demonstration mobile device.

  2. Include background information and highlight major advances achieved with protocol compared to current state of the field.
  3. Provide a methods summary describing any existing methods or technologies that were used, combined, or built upon to develop the system(s). Focus on the novel or creative aspects of the technologies used and how the protocol addresses the evaluation criteria. Provide full method details in the Appendix.
  4. Include an evidence-based description of the innovation and impact. Cite results and compare to published work to provide evidence that (1) the approach is paradigm-shifting, novel, and creative, and (2) combining or using new technologies gives advantageous results.
    1. Address how the solution advances care coordination and/or care navigation through the health system.

Results section (page limit varies; see below)

  • 3 pages maximum for results text, 5 pages maximum for data figures.

Results should be divided into a text-only section that describes figures and data (if applicable), and a data section (if applicable), which includes tables, images, etc. This format was chosen to facilitate side-by-side reading for judges. Figure descriptions should be integrated into the text pages, and figure legends included on the data pages must be 11 point or greater font and should be succinct. Include information and or relevant data that support the achievement of each of the evaluation criteria (specified at https://nia.nih.gov/challenge-prize under the “evaluation and winner selection” section).

Biographical Sketches (2-page maximum)

Regardless of team size, the page limit for the entire team is 2 pages. For each individual, include a brief biographical sketch of relevant experience and expertise, including only highly relevant work, patents, publications and other accomplishments.

References cited—list full citations in any standard format.

Appendix (5-page maximum)

  1. Provide a complete description of relevant protocol(s) used to develop and/or implement the solution. If applicable, address compliance with NIH and HHS research-related policies and regulations, including the HHS Regulations for the Protection of Human Subjects (45 CFR 46) and Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protections. Address use of technologies covered by patents and intellectual property protection considerations and issues.
  2. Supporting figures and documentation may be included in the supplement, keeping in mind that judges can use their discretion as to whether to consider the optional supplemental data as part of their evaluation.