Human Cell Atlas

Aug 7th 2019

Call for travel scholarships for HCA DCP data contributors to the October 10 & 11, 2019, HCA Meeting in Spain

We are delighted to announce travel scholarships for HCA Data contributors for the upcoming October 10 & 11, 2019, Human Cell Atlas Meeting to be held in Barcelona, Spain. These scholarships follow the posting of the new HCA Data Release Policy, which encourages data submission prior to publication in a peer-reviewed journal (no accession number available). To support and encourage the community along this path, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will provide a one-time incentive to reimburse travel for members of the community who contribute pre-publication data to the HCA DCP. A subset of scholarship winners will also be selected to give a short talk at the meeting.

To apply, please follow the steps below:

1. Register as an HCA member through the HCA Project registry, if you have not already done so. Click here to register.

2. Submit a pre-publication dataset to the HCA DCP, if you have not already done so.

3. Ensure that the data you submit is unpublished and conforms to the standards of the DCP. To be eligible, the data must be derived from normal human tissue, have institutional approval for full open access to raw data (e.g. fastq), and be generated using SMART-Seq2, droplet based scRNA-seq or other single cell/nucleus transcriptomics methods. The data must not have a pre-existing accession number or be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Please review the terms of use or reach out to the DCP team for clarification.

4. Send a 100-word abstract that describes your project and data along with a list of collaborators to


Applications are due Friday 16 August 2019 and notifications will be sent out the week of 09 September 2019


Should you have any questions please reach out to

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