- Team Qualification
- Primary Triage
- Secondary Triage
- Scoring Metrics
Q: Foreign Participants: Can non-US persons and organizations participate?
A: Yes. As stated in the DARPA Triage Challenge BAA ((HR001123S0011), “non-U.S. organizations and/or individuals may participate to the extent that such participants comply with any necessary nondisclosure agreements, security regulations, export control laws, and other governing statutes applicable under the circumstances.” In addition, as stated in the Terms and Conditions“An individual, organization, or sponsor is not eligible to apply or participate if they are on the Specially Designated Nationals list.”
Q: When will registration open for self-funded teams?
A: Rolling Team registration for the DARPA Triage Challenge Phase 1 opened September 1, 2023 and will close November 13, 2023.
Q: What are the eligibility requirements for a team?
A: Complete eligibility requirements for teams will be posted on the DARPA Triage Challenge website, when available (triagechallenge.darpa.mil). General eligibility terms will be similar to previous DARPA challenges, and are as follows:
The DARPA Triage Challenge is open to all teams and institutions, subject to the caveats below.
A. All participants under 18 years of age require the authorization by a parent or guardian.
B. U.S. Government organizations and FFRDCs may participate in the DARPA Triage Challenge but are not eligible for prizes. To the extent there is a limit on the number of participating teams, the participation by Government organizations will not prevent non-federal entities from participating in the Challenge. Government organizations that plan to participate in the DARPA Triage Challenge in any manner are encouraged to reach out to DARPA for clarification on these Terms.
C. DARPA employees and DARPA support contractors and their spouses, dependents, and household members are not eligible to participate in the DARPA Triage Challenge.
D. Federal employees and contractors acting outside the scope of their employment should consult their ethics official and appropriate management before participating in the DARPA Triage Challenge.
Q: Are interactions between the 5 different tracks allowed and/or encouraged?
A: Yes, one of the goals of the DARPA Triage Challenge is to foster increased interactions within the medical triage community.
Q: Can I apply to be a DARPA funded team?
A: Review for DARPA-funded teams for Phase 1 are closed as of March 2023.
Q: Are there any scenarios that a self-funded team in Phase 1 can submit a proposal to become a DARPA funded team in Phase 2?
A: It is possible that a high performing self-funded team in Phase 1 could be selected to receive funding in later phases of the competition pending funding availability.
Q: Do we expect down-selects each year for DARPA-funded teams?
A: Yearly down-selects are built into the challenge. Criteria are based on objective measures (score), as well as unique approach.
Q: We are working on algorithm development for another DoD program, does this affect our ability to apply to DARPA Triage Challenge.
Q: What is the relationship with DARPA In the Moment (ITM) program?
A: ITM and DARPA Triage Challenge are separate and complementary programs in two DARPA technical offices. The two programs address different aspects of medical triage. Analysis of sensor data in DARPA Triage Challenge could be used by and/or informed by the sorts of algorithmic decision-makers being developed in ITM.
Q: We are interested in participating in your competition, but we find the information regarding the prize money distribution somewhat ambiguous. You mention a total prize fund of up to $200,000, but it is not clear how this amount is divided. Could it be split into multiple parts?
A: Prize money for year 1 and 2 would be divided among the top 3 self-funded teams provided they are within the top 5 over all for that competition.
Q: For Dr. Kozar’s talk during the Kick-off meeting, what were the citations for data presented?
Zeineddin, Ahmad, et al. "Prehospital continuous vital signs predict need for resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta and resuscitative thoracotomy prehospital continuous vital signs predict resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta." Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 91.5 (2021): 798-802.
Melinosky C, Yang S, Hu P, Li H, Miller CHT, Khan I, Mackenzie C, Chang WT, Parikh G, Stein D, Badjatia N. Continuous Vital Sign Analysis to Predict Secondary Neurological Decline After Traumatic Brain Injury. Front Neurol. 2018 Sep 25;9:761. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.00761. PMID: 30319521; PMCID: PMC6167472.
Q: When will the datasets be made available?
A: Training data is anticipated to be made available to qualifying competitors within the first month of each phase.