Write a review and go in the draw to win a tablet!

omictools contest review

Do you use bioinformatics to analyze your biological data? Give your feedback to the community and you can go in the draw to win a tablet! To participate, all you need to do is provide your opinion on the performance and ease of use of the tools which you routinely use. The competition is open until the 30 November.

How does it work?

  • Sign in to your account (or sign up for free if you aren’t already an omics community member).
  • Locate your favorite tools: use the search engine and filters to rapidly locate your tools.
  • Click on “write a review” to give it a rating and provide your feedback.

Why is your review important?

Reviews offer a double advantage. As a user, you can rapidly identify which tools can optimally fulfil your needs based on other users’ experience. As a reviewer, you can increase the visibility of your skills concerning a specific software and become known in the omics community as a scientific expert in your field.

To be useful, the reviews should discuss elements relative to the tool’s performance, ease of installation, and ease of use.  So make sure you highlight to a maximum the extent of the functionalities and their benefits. Also don’t forget to mention what you consider can be improved – the program developers will appreciate it!

The prize

The winners will be announced on 30 November 2017 by e-mail.

  • 1st prize: a tablet (Samsung Galaxy) worth 208.25 €
  • 2nd prize:  a speaker (Bose SoundLink) worth 115.83 €
  • 3rd prize: headphones (Beats by Dr. Dre) worth 82.50 €

 Prize draw

The prize will be drawn on a semi-random basis. All reviews made throughout the duration of the competition will be entered in the draw. So the more tools you review, the greater your chance of winning!

Review eligibility criteria

The OMICtools team will evaluate all reviews from a quality perspective. Before being entered in the draw, the reviews, which are anonymized throughout the selection phase of the draw, will be classified by order of quality. Only those presenting a true scientific interest for the scientific community will be eligible.

Data storage

The data collected during this project will be computer processed to ensure the competition is implemented fairly. Data will be saved in a computerized file from which the competition winners will be identified and contacted. Our marketing team will have the right to exploit the data throughout the duration of the competition. Each participant’s first name and surname will be recorded, along with the tool(s) evaluated, and the content and the date of submission of the review(s). Access to these data is password-protected.

Data will be kept for their scientific value and will be stored on our SI with restricted access (available only to individuals authorized to administer the website). We reserve the right to delete the entire contents of any reviews including any defamatory, racist or xenophobic text. In conformance with the French data protection act (“Informatique et Libertés”), you can exercise your right to access your data, and correct or delete your data electronically by contacting us at the following email address: desfeux.arnaud@omictools.com.

By participating in this game, you agree to the conditions of the game, including our data management processes.

4 thoughts on “Write a review and go in the draw to win a tablet!”

    1. Yea! Sounds like a great idea!
      I constantly recommend this site to students and colleagues, but have wanted to see an improvement in the reviews for a while now.

  1. so cool for the opportunity to apply for the contest. I’m more in to the medical staff and drug design as I often use them for my research paper

  2. Iconstantly use this site especially PSIPRED and DISOPRED as I am working with numbers of disordered proteins. These tools really makes the life easier.

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