This post aims to provide clarity regarding the use of external data. In order to promote responsible practices, we kindly request that you prioritize transparency when incorporating additional data from the Internet. It is important to document your methods clearly, adhere to ethical standards, and effectively communicate them.
Please take note of the following guidelines when using an external dataset for this challenge:
Transparency: The Participant agrees to maintain complete transparency when incorporating additional data from external sources. This includes clear documentation of methods used and adherence to ethical standards.
External Dataset Usage: When using an external public dataset, the Participant must ensure the dataset allows non-commercial or research use. Terms of usage and licensing must be complied with, and may vary depending on the data source. In context of the MosquitoAlert data source, any publicly available MosquitoAlert data other than the datasets released as a part of the resources of this competition are not considered as valid external data sources, and Participants are not allowed to use the same in preparation of their solution for any of the phases of the competition.
Dataset Declaration: In instances where the Participant collects their own dataset for training purposes, it must be made available to other participants and organizers, under a license that permits use in this competition. A link to the dataset should be shared before the end of the challenge by 12th October, 2023.
If you collect your own dataset and use it for training, we kindly request that you make it available to other participants and organizers with a license that allows its use in this competition. You can accomplish this by sharing the link on this thread. Please complete this step by October 12th, 2023 23:55 UTC.