We are pleased to announce the final results for the DREAM 8 Challenges. During the “Challenge season” that spanned June 10, 2013 to mid-September, 2013, Sage Bionetworks and DREAM ran three DREAM 8 Challenges linked below. More than 600 individuals signed up for the Challenges and in aggregate built and submitted >1000 predictive models across the three Challenges in a timespan of roughly three months. The top performing teams presented their winning models at the November 8, 2013 DREAM Conference.

Go check out the winners for each of the challenges:
HPN-DREAM Breast Cancer Network Inference Challenge
, NIEHS-NCATS-UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge, and the Whole-Cell Parameter Estimation DREAM Challenge.

We are also very very excited to announce three new DREAM 8.5 challenges. Best performers in all DREAM 8.5 Challenges will be invited to present at the 2014 DREAM conference (date and location to be determined) with travel expenses covered by the organizers. We are also working to establish publishing partners for each of these challenges. The DREAM 8.5 Challenges are now open for registration, and will begin active problem-solving in late 2013 or early 2014.

This round of challenges include the first Alzheimer’s Disease Big Data DREAM Challenge, the ICGC-TCGA-DREAM Somatic Mutation Calling Challenge, and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Responder Challenge.