PCORI Patient-Researcher Matching Challenge

Submission Deadline

April 15, 2013

Contact

Graeme Ossey

Prizes

  • First Place Conceptual Model $10,000
  • First Place Prototype $40,000
  • Honorable Mention Concept Three teams will receive $5,000
  • Honorable Mention Prototype Three teams will receive $20,000
First Place - Concept

Actonnect

ACTONNECT (Act Together and Connect for Patient-Centered Outcome Research) is online platform called that was created so that its foundation would be grounded on the theory of action-based matchmaking and engagement. Meaning, if there are established actions from both partners, the matchmaking process is more likely to be successful. The established partnership of five institutions will continue to prosper due to its sustainable grounded foundation.

First Place - Prototype

WellSpringboard

WellSpringboard is a novel, patient-centered, online universe that champions meaningful and comprehensive public engagement in crowd-sourced research, through which:

  • individuals and communities will propose questions and problems for future research and invite other members of the public to endorse, financially support, and volunteer for the research to follow;
  • researchers will apply to receive funds raised through public support of research ideas, and vetting of applications will include scientific review and review by members of the public in order to determine patient-researcher ‘matches’;
  • researchers funded through matches will be accountable to the public for their work, their findings, and suggestions for next steps.

Recent Updates

Congrats to the Honorable Mention Winners of the Challenge.

Concept Category Honorable Mentions : Patients Like Me, S.T.A.R. Initiative Group, and Lucid Bell
Prototype Category Honorable Mentions: Estenda Solutions, Research Match, and Community Research Partners

Background

Every day, patients, caregivers and clinicians face any number of complex health and healthcare decisions, individually and together. They might have to choose between several options for preventing, diagnosing or treating a particular disease or condition. They might have to decide between doing something specific and not doing anything at all. And often, they make these decisions without the evidence or information that answers the questions that matter most to patients.

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) was authorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 to address this problem by funding research that will help patients make better-informed health and health care decisions, and improve healthcare delivery and outcomes, by producing and promoting high-integrity, evidence-based information. In doing so, PCORI, an independent non-profit organization, is committed to ensuring that the research it funds takes full account of the questions and concerns patients have about the issues they face. PCORI does this by requiring that patients be meaningful partners throughout the research process, from helping to craft the questions to be studied through disseminating the results. PCORI also includes patients, along with other stakeholders, as reviewers of research applications.

Research supported by PCORI is intended to develop information that will give patients and those who care for them a better understanding of the prevention, treatment, and care options available to them and the science that supports those choices. Studies we fund are reviewed according to eight criteria derived from our establishing legislation: impact of a condition on the health of individuals and populations; innovation and potential for improvement through research; impact on healthcare performance; patient-centeredness; rigorous research methods; inclusiveness of different populations; and efficient use of research resources.

To meet this goal, PCORI has established our National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda, a roadmap for the studies that we will fund. Our priorities are:

  • Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options. Comparing the effectiveness and safety of alternative prevention, diagnosis, and treatment options to see which ones work best for different people with a particular health problem.
  • Improving Healthcare Systems. Comparing health system-level approaches to improving access, supporting patient self-care, innovative use of health information technology, coordinating care for complex conditions, and deploying workforce effectively.
  • Communication and Dissemination Research. Comparing approaches to providing comparative effectiveness research information, empowering people to ask for and use the information, and supporting shared decision‐making between patients and their providers.
  • Addressing Disparities. Identifying potential differences in prevention, diagnosis or treatment effectiveness, or preferred clinical outcomes across patient populations and the healthcare required to achieve best outcomes in each population.
  • Accelerating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Methodological Research. Improving the nation’s capacity to conduct patient‐centered outcomes research, by building data infrastructure, improving analytic methods, and training researchers, patients and other stakeholders to participate in this research.

PCORI issued its initial series of funding announcements under the first four of these priorities in May and, in November, issued the first in a planned set of additional announcements under the fifth priority.

Description

This challenge seeks a proposal or prototype for a patient/researcher “matching” mechanism or system that could effectively connect potential partners interested in seeking funding for rigorous patient-centered outcomes research. This challenge offers an opportunity for innovators to help PCORI pursue our commitment to “research done differently” by bringing the voice of patients, caregivers and other stakeholders clearly and fully to the research process. We believe this means having patients and caregivers serve as collaborators with researchers in such critical activities as formulating research questions, developing research materials, determining research protocols, and helping to review and disseminate study results.

PCORI requires this focus on engagement in our funding announcements, which leverage the broad research community’s expertise in proposing topics for study but stipulate that patients and other stakeholders be meaningful members of research teams. We believe that if the research we fund is to have impact, it is essential to promote involvement by and consensus among key stakeholders from the start in identifying the questions to be studied and agreeing they are important. Patients and other stakeholders need to feel a sense of ownership of the research process, and embracing research is easier when its origins are transparent, traceable and reflective of your needs.

PCORI recognizes that what we propose in this regard is neither traditional nor simple. Although the research community has extensive experience in recruiting patients as study subjects, engaging them as meaningful “collaborators” in research is not routine. We know many researchers are interested in taking this approach but don’t necessarily know the best or most effective way to proceed. Likewise, we know many patients and caregivers are interested in working with researchers, or might have research questions they would they’d like to see tested in a rigorous study, but are unsure of how to make the connection that will allow them to see that done.

Through the PCORI Challenge, the proposed solution to this problem could be a well-articulated conceptual model, adaptation of an existing matching protocol reimagined for the purpose outlined in this challenge, a prototype for an entirely new web-based service or app, some combination of these approaches, or something else entirely.

In responding to this challenge, entrants should see that proposed solutions address such issues as:

  • The technical feasibility, usability and scalability of the proposed conceptual model or prototype.
  • The differences in the ways that patients, caregivers and researchers understand, describe and seek answers to the health or health care problems they face or the issues they seek to address.
  • Maximizing “patient-centeredness” as well as scientific rigor.
  • The particular challenges of serving "hard-to-reach" audiences, including, but not limited to, ethnic and racial minorities, rural populations, the elderly, physically challenged and non-English speakers.

A panel of reviewers, including researchers, technologists, patients and other stakeholders, will assess the entries. It is PCORI’s intent to award all prizes. PCORI retains the option to ask the winner, or winners, to submit a more detailed, formal proposal for a potential contract to further develop their plan or prototype and study its impact over a period of time.

To be eligible to win this challenge, entrants must provide the following:

  • An overview document, of at least five pages in length, with appropriate explanatory illustrations and references, describing the submission and how it does, or proposes, to address the challenge, specifically addressing the evaluation criteria noted above.
  • A five-slide .pdf presentation describing the submission.
  • In cases where the submission is a prototype or application, a five-minute video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo demonstrating the entry in action.
  • In cases where the submission is a prototype or application, a link to a working web-based or downloadable version or model of the entry.

Timeline

  • Submission period begins: December 14, 2012
  • Webinar: January 28, 2013 12pm-1pm ET
  • Submission period ends: April 15, 2013
  • Winners notified: May 15, 2013
  • Winners announced: At a major national health conference in spring 2013

Evaluation Criteria

The review panel will judge entries, whether conceptual models or prototypes, based on how well they address the following criteria:

  • The entry’s actual or described technical capacity to efficiently and effectively connect patients and researchers, across multiple platforms and levels of complexity.
  • Usability, scalability and sustainability across diverse populations with differing levels of access to, understanding of and experience with technology and health/health care information.
  • Degree of development of the model or prototype
  • Differences in the ways that patients, caregivers and researchers understand, describe and seek answers to the problems they face or the issues they’re trying to address (eg, different terms for similar concepts, general levels of health literacy, etc.).
  • Maximizing “patient-centeredness” – the submission’s ability to account for and effectively focus on and address patients’ needs – while also emphasizing and facilitating researchers’ need to emphasize the scientific rigor of any resulting collaboration.
  • The particular challenges of serving "hard-to-reach" audiences, including, but not limited to, ethnic and racial minorities, rural populations, the elderly, the disabled/physically challenged (ie, Section 508 compliance) and those for whom English is a second language.

A panel of reviewers, including researchers, technologists, patients and other stakeholders, will assess the entries. The reviewers’ decision will be final.

It is the Sponsor’s intent that all prizes be awarded. PCORI retains the option to offer the winner or winners the opportunity to submit a formal or more detailed proposal for a research contract to further develop/implement their plan or prototype and study its impact over a period of time.

Submission Requirements

The 'Registration Form' is Step 1 of 2 for entry into this challenge. By registering, you indicate your interest in participating in the Challenge and will automatically receive a 'Final Submission Form' upon registration. You must complete this 'Final Submission Form', including the required elements for the final submission, prior to the Challenge deadline. Your completed submission will be considered for judging only once this second form is received.

To be eligible to win this challenge, entrants must provide the following in the Final Submission Form:

  • An overview document, of at least five pages in length, with appropriate explanatory illustrations and references, describing the submission and how it does, or proposes, to address the challenge, specifically addressing the evaluation criteria noted above.
  • A five-slide .pdf presentation describing the submission.
  • In cases where the submission is a prototype or application, a five-minute video hosted on YouTube or Vimeo demonstrating the entry in action.
  • In cases where the submission is a prototype or application, a link to a working web-based or downloadable version or model of the entry.

Eligibility. This Challenge is open to individuals and members of teams who are United States citizens or permanent residents and 18 years of age or older at the time of submission, as well as to companies that have been incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the U.S. U.S. federal entities or federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to enter. Employees of the Sponsor, Administrator, each of their affiliates, and/or any individual or entity associated with the development, judging or administration of the Challenge, as well as members of such persons’ immediate families, and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.

To qualify for a prize under this challenge, entrants must adhere to the following conditions:

Access. In the case of entries that consist of or include a prototype or app, contestants must provide continuous and open access to the entry, along with a detailed description of the prototype or app, installation and operating instructions, and system requirements.

No use of PCORI logo. The submission must not display or otherwise make use of the PCORI logo and any related branding or content or state or imply any official relationship with PCORI.

Functionality/accuracy. Submissions that consist of a prototype or app must function as outlined in the accompanying description provided by the entrant. Information provided by entrants must be accurate and complete.

Security. Submissions must be free of malware.

Terms & Conditions

OFFICIAL RULES

DEVELOPER CHALLENGE SERIES

PCORI Connecting Research Partners Challenge (the "Challenge")

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

SPONSOR: The sponsor of this Challenge is the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), 1828 L. St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036 ("Sponsor").

ADMINISTRATOR: The administrator of the Challenge is Health 2.0, LLC, 350 Townsend Street #403, San Francisco, CA 94107 ("Administrator")

CHALLENGE DESCRIPTION: The Challenge begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, December 14, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 ("Challenge Period"), unless otherwise extended in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Entry into the Challenge does not constitute entry into any other challenge or promotion, including, without limitation, other similar challenges or promotions offered by Sponsor and/or Administrator. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, Administrator, and/or the individual judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

ELIGIBILITY: The Challenge is open only to (a) for-profit and non-profit companies and educational institutions that have been incorporated in and maintain a primary place of business in the United States of America and (b) individuals (whether participating alone or as part of a team) who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and are 18 years old or older as of their time of entry. U.S. Federal entities or U.S. Federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, each of their affiliates, and/or any other individual or entity associated with the development, judging, or administration of the Challenge as well as members of such persons' immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, parents), and persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter go to the website located at www.health2challenge.org (the "Challenge Website"), complete the Official Entry Form, and submit your Submission demonstrating the Submission's capabilities and functionality, and slide presentation describing the submission according to the instructions posted on the Challenge Website. You may enter either alone or as part of a team. Teams must include no less than two (2) people and each team member must be clearly identified on the team's Official Entry Form to be eligible. Each Submission that is entered into the Challenge must meet the following "Submission Requirements" (any Submission that, in Sponsor's sole discretion, violates the following criteria will be disqualified): The submission should include a five slide .pdf presentation describing the submission and a brief five-minute video hosted on Youtube or Vimeo demonstrating the application in action. An application website is optional. Once a submission is made, a team is prohibited from making any changes or alterations to the product described in its submission until the evaluation of the entries is completed.

Submissions must be received during the Challenge Period to be eligible. Administrator is the official timekeeper for the Challenge. No substitutions of new versions of Submissions will be accepted under any circumstances once the original Submission is submitted for consideration. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual or team who actually submitted the entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's and/or Administrator's satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules, personal information collected in connection with the Challenge will be used by Sponsor in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy available at www.pcori.org/privacy-policy/ and by Administrator in accordance with Administrator's privacy policy available on the Website and with any additional consent given by an entrant at the time of entry. All entry information and materials, including any copy of the Submission submitted to Sponsor, become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt of such entry. Furthermore, Sponsor and Administrator shall have no liability for any Submission that is lost, intercepted, or not received by Sponsor and/or Administrator. Sponsor and Administrator assume no liability or responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Submissions.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES/INDEMNIFICATION: By participating in the Challenge, each entrant represents, warrants, and covenants as follows: (a) entrant is the sole author, creator, and owner of the Submission; (b) the Submission is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (c) the Submission does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, publicity rights, or other legal rights of any third party; (d) the Submission does not and will not contain any harmful computer code (sometimes referred to as "malware," "viruses" or "worms"); and (e) the Submission, and entrants use of the Submission, does not and will not violate any applicable laws or regulations, including, without limitation, applicable export control laws and regulations of the U.S. and other jurisdictions. If the Submission includes any third party works (such as third party content or open source code), entrant must be able to provide, upon Sponsor and/or Administrator's request, all appropriate licenses and releases for such third party works. In the event entrant cannot provide all required licenses and releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor's sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable Submission, or seek to secure the licenses and releases for Sponsor's benefit and allow the applicable Submission to remain in the Challenge. Entrants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrant's Submission or any breach or alleged breach of any of the representations, warranties, and covenants of entrant hereunder. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any Submission that Sponsor and/or Administrator, in its sole discretion, deems to violate these Official Rules.

SUBMISSION LICENSE: EACH ENTRANT RETAINS TITLE AND FULL OWNERSHIP IN AND TO THEIR SUBMISSION. ENTRANT EXPRESSLY RESERVES ALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS NOT EXPRESSLY GRANTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant hereby irrevocably grants to Sponsor and Administrator a limited, non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide, license and right to use the Submission to the extent necessary to administer the Challenge, and to publically perform and publically display the Submission, including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Challenge. Winners grant the Sponsor the right to display (via all presentation formats and media) the winning applications on any and all Sponsor websites, for a period Sponsor determines necessary to comply with statutorily required transparency standards. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) may fund, now or in the future, projects that may be directly or indirectly related to entries submitted for this Challenge. By submitting an entry, each entrant acknowledges and agrees that (i) any ideas, procedures, processes, systems, methods of operation, concepts, principles or discoveries described or otherwise set forth in the Submission (collectively, "Non-Protectable Material") are not subject to intellectual property protection, including, but not limited to, protection under the Copyright Law of the United States (title 17 of the United States Code) and (ii) none of the Sponsor, Administrator or any of their affiliates shall have any obligation to ensure that such Non-Protectable Material is treated as confidential or proprietary.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Challenge, in addition to any other grants granted herein or which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and/or Administrator, on the one hand, and any entrant in the Challenge, on the other hand, each entrant hereby irrevocably (a) grants to Sponsor and Administrator the right to use such entrant's name, likeness, image, and biographical information in any and all media for any purpose, including, without limitation, advertising and promotional purposes relating to the Challenge and (b) releases Sponsor and Administrator from any liability with respect thereto.

WINNER SELECTION/EVALUATION CRITERIA: A review panel will select two (2) winning Submissions from among all eligible entries based on the following evaluation criteria:

Effectiveness and potential impact of matchmaking system

  • Usability, scalability, and design of application
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Scientific rigor
  • Patient-centeredness
  • Degree of development of model or prototype
  • Ability to serve “hard-to-reach” audiences and stakeholders, including, but not limited to, ethnic and racial minorities, rural populations, the elderly, the disabled/physically challenged and those for whom English is a second language

The evaluation criteria are to be applied in the sole discretion of Sponsor and the individual reviewers. By participating in the Challenge, each entrant into the Challenge acknowledges and agrees that such evaluations may differ from person to person and agrees to be bound by and not challenge the final decisions of Sponsor and the individual reviewers.

NOTICE TO WINNERS: Attempts to notify potential winners will be made using the contact information provided on the winner's Official Entry Form. Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for e-mail or other communication problems of any kind. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential winner does not respond within five (5) days of the first notification attempt (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize and an alternate winner may be selected. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor may successively attempt to contact up to two (2) potential prize winners in accordance with such procedure, and if there is still no confirmed prize winner after such attempts have been made, if any, the applicable prize may go unawarded.

ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF ENTRANTS: Many will enter, two submissions will be selected as winners for the Challenge. Actual odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor and Administrator cannot accurately predict the number of entrants who will participate in the Challenge.

PRIZES: One first-place prize of $10,000 for a matching plan, and one first-place prize of $40,000 for a working prototype of a web-based solution and/or application.

GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: The potential winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release, and a License Agreement (collectively "Prize Claim Documents). If a winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of Sponsor's and/or Administrator's request (or a shorter time as exigencies may require), the winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. Prizes will be delivered only to an address in the U.S. No cash alternative or substitution or transfer of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prizes of comparable value, in whole or in part, for any reason. THE WINNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY INCOME TAXES OR OTHER TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING A PRIZE; SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.

DATES/DEADLINES: Because of the unique nature and scope of the Challenge, Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any dates or deadlines set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing the Challenge.

GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE: Each entrant agrees that Sponsor and Administrator (a) shall not be responsible or liable for any losses, damages, or injuries of any kind (including death) resulting from participation in the Challenge or any Challenge-related activity, or from entrants' acceptance, receipt, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, and (b) have not made any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, regarding such prize's merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Entrants will indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor and Administrator from and against all third party claims, actions, or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses relating to or arising from entrant's participation in the Challenge. Sponsor and Administrator assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant's computer system which is occasioned by accessing the Website or other Challenge-related websites or participating in the Challenge, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software, or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions, or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor and Administrator are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, postage-due, damaged, or stolen entries or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible, or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone, cable transmissions or other communications; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Sponsor and Administrator each reserve the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Challenge or Website or other Challenge-related websites, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge, or to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person, and Sponsor and Administrator each reserve the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received or Sponsor and/or Administrator is prevented from awarding the prize or continuing with the Challenge as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including, without limitation, fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor's control ("Force Majeure"), Sponsor and/or Administrator shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Challenge. If the Challenge is terminated for Force Majeure before expiration of the Challenge Period, Sponsor and/or Administrator will (if reasonably possible) select a winner from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with the law by a duly authorized representative of both Sponsor and Administrator. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION, AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS, SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE DISTREICT OF COLUMBIA WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAWS RULES OR PROVISIONS. ANY LEGAL CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE CHALLENGE OR THESE OFFICIAL RULES MUST BE BROUGHT IN THE FEDERAL OR STATE COURTS LOCATED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

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