MolecularCloud Distinguished Research Awards aim to recognize and honor those research achievements which have made significant impact on the studies of COVID-19 and the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes it. There are three categories of the award, covering:


There'll be three publications awarded, 1 for each research area. This is a team award and the authors of each awarded publication will receive the Distinguished Research Award Certificate and a prize worth $3,000 USD together. All the nominated authors will also be eligible to join the MolecularCloud Cloud Scientist Program and enjoy the corresponding benefits.

The prize consists of two parts:
Award Nomination and Evaluation
  • External nomination channel has been closed on August 10th , 2020. In total, 25 publications covering all categories of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research were nominated.
  • The publication which receives most votes in each research area wins the award. The voting has started on July 10th ,2020 and will close at 0:00 a.m. EST, September 11th , 2020.
  • A comment for any nominated publication will be counted as 10 votes and added to the final tally.
  • The awardees will be announced on 9:00 a.m. EST September 11th , 2020.
Vote and Win Multiple Gifts
  • Anyone with a MolecularCloud account can vote.
  • Each account can vote for up to 3 nominees every day.
  • Any customers who login and cast votes can get a free gift (Amazon gift card/JD gift Card/T-shirt/Canvas bag)

Come back everyday to vote and win the gifts!




        Customer Awards

        Customers who cast votes for nominated publications for more than 1 day (3 votes per day) will get the following gifts for free. Come back everyday to vote and win the gifts!

        • Vote for > 1 day

          GenScript Coupon

        • Vote for > 3 days

          New Canvas Bag

        • Vote for > 5 days


        • Vote for > 7 days

          Amazon Card $20

        Writing comments can also get one of the above gifts!

        Tips for writing comments:

        Terms and Conditions
        • This campaign will last from July 10th, 2020 to September 10th, 2020. The voting function will close at 0:00 a.m. EST, September 11th, 2020.
        • The three awardees will be presented on this webpage on 9:00 a.m. EST September 11th, 2020.
        • Each account can vote for up to 3 nominees every day. A comment or recommendation will be counted as 10 votes and added to the final tally.
        • Vote for 3 nominees for more than 1 day will get the corresponding gift. Every account can get at most one gift for voting and one gift for writing comments.
        • Any votes obtained by cheating software or any fraud activities will be removed from the vote tally. Depending on the severity, a candidate may be disqualified.
        • MolecularCloud team will select the best comments and recommendations based on the quality and "Like" numbers, and send notification emails to the winning writers.
        • MolecularCloud team will contact the winning customers to arrange shipment of the gifts. For the regions where the shipping service is not available at the moment, the gift could be stored at our facility and shipped out when the logistic is back to normal.
        • For mainland China, the $20 amazon card could be replaced by ¥100 JD gift card.
        • MolecularCloud reserves the right of final explanation for details of this program. If there's any further question, please feel free to contact us at

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