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
  • MolecularCloud DRA review committee has received 20 nominated publications covering all categories of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research. External nomination channel will open till August 10th, 2020.
  • The publication which receives most votes in each research area wins the award. The voting will start on July 10th,2020 and close at 0:00 a.m. EST, September 11th, 2020.
  • A comment/recommendation 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.

We sincerely invite all the members in the scientific community to recommend researchers and publications in these research areas and vote for the nominated ones.

  • If the recommended researchers and publications were selected as candidates, the person who recommended them can also get a $20 amazon gift card! External nomination channel
  • Each account can vote for up to 3 candidates every day!

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        Customer Awards

        The person whose recommended publications were selected as candidates will get a $20 amazon gift card!

        Customers who write comments for nominated publications will have chance to receive one of the following gifts.

        How to get the gifts? Here are some tips:
        • The comments and recommendations should be no less than 50 words;
        • The content should match the article you comment;
        • Write comments and recommendations for more publications;
        • Share the campaign on social platforms and invite your friends to "like" your 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.
        • 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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