ELIGIBILITY:  The Scientist Champions Program (¡°Program¡±) is open to registered members of (¡°Web Site¡±) who are age 18 or older, and who possess a degree in a science, engineering or related field and who work within the field of life sciences.  Employees, officers and directors of Scientist Solutions, Inc. and site sponsors (¡°Sponsor¡±), their advertising agencies and suppliers of web site services, and the administrators for this Program, and each of their immediate family members and members of the same household (whether or not related), are not eligible to participate.  By participating you agree to be bound by these Program Rules.  Void where prohibited.

PROGRAM REWARDS:  Points will be awarded for member activity on the Web Site as described below in the Points System.  The Program is run in two sections.

1. MONTHLY Top 10 Awards:

PRIZES: The top 10 points earners each month will receive:

  1. A Scientist Solutions Dendrobates pumilio (poison dart frog) poster,
  2. $20 Amazon® Gift Card ($20 Gift Card to an equivalent online marketplace in territories not covered by Amazon®)

The top point earner each month will also earn the ¡°Frog Laureate¡± designation (Icon next to their Member Id).  Frog Laureates exemplify the mission of scientists helping other scientists.

MONTHLY REWARDS PROGRAM PERIOD:  The Monthly Rewards Program begins each month at 12:00:01 a.m. (PT) on the first day of each month and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on the last day of the month.  Points must be earned during the Monthly Program Period in order to be eligible for a top 10 reward.  Points are awarded according to the Points System described below.  If less than 10 members have accumulated 10 points or more during the Monthly Program period then only those members with 10 or more points will be eligible to receive a monthly reward.  At the end of each program period, every member¡¯s monthly points tally will be cleared but earned points will still be eligible for the Lifetime Rewards Program.


REWARD:   200 points are redeemable towards $100 (US)® gift card (or monetary equivalent in Amazon¡¯s stores in Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China non US territories).  For members in other territories not covered by Amazon¡¯s stores 200 points may be redeemed for a $100 (US) monetary equivalent gift card at an online marketplace of Scientist Solutions¡¯ choosingNo transfer, cash redemption, or substitution of prize permitted, except Scientist Solutions may substitute cash or reward of equal or greater value if stated reward becomes unavailable or for any other reason in its sole discretion.  All prizes will be awarded.  Lifetime Rewards Points are awarded according to the ¡°Points System¡± described below.  

LIFETIME REWARDS PROGRAM PERIOD:  A member¡¯s Lifetime Rewards points accumulate for the entire duration of their registration with the Web Site.  Points do not expire unless the member terminates their registration with the Web Site.  Points redeemed in exchange for Reward will be subtracted from the members Lifetime Rewards total.  No more than one (1) $100® gift card may be claimed per calendar month regardless of member¡¯s individual Lifetime Rewards Program total points and the member must have posted a combined minimum of 10 Discussion Board posts, Blog posts or Protocol posts. 

TO ENTER:  If not already a registered member of the Web Site, you must register at to enter.  This is a free site for scientists to help each other worldwide.  We are supported by sponsors who make this site possible.  Registered members will earn entries as specified below:



# of entries

Register for the Web Site (will only be awarded 1 time).


Make a valid new post (topic/poll creation, question, comment or meeting announcement) to any forum on the Discussion Board.  A post shall be deemed valid if it is made by a registered member and complies with the terms of use and rules for the Web Site and Discussion Board.


1st response to another members Discussion Board question within 12 hours of creation of the topic.


Any response to another member¡¯s question after 12 hours of creation of a topic.


Any response in a discussion board topic by the same member who started the topic/created the poll.


1st response to another member¡¯s Discussion Board question/poll if it remains unanswered 1 week after the topic was created.


Make your 1st Blog post.  A post shall be deemed valid if it is made by a registered member and complies with the terms of use and rules for the Web Site and Discussion Board.


All Blog posts subsequent to a member¡¯s first post.


Refer a person who registers as a new member with the Web Site within two (2) weeks after your referral AND makes a valid Discussion Board post or starts a Blog.  We will send the person you refer an email inviting him or her to register with the Web Site and make a post.

10 per referral

Completing your ¡°MyBenchSpace¡± profile (including "About My Research"). Points will only be awarded 1 time.


Adding an avatar to your ¡°MyBenchSpace¡± profile. Points will only be awarded 1 time.


Subscribing to the BioStream or Great Products for Great Causes newsletters.

3 each

Sign up for PubMed Alerts.


Subscribe to a forum or topic up to a maximum of 20 points.

2 per forum or topic

Upload a new Protocol


Help to organize a vendor show ¨C email: (points are manually awarded)


Inappropriate posts as determined by Scientist Solutions moderators are deleted and subtracted.

The maximum number of entries you can receive in any day is 100.

Scientist Solutions reserves the right to offer additional methods of entry or to change the number of entries received for each of the above activities from time to time during the Program Period.  Any changes to the methods of entry or number of entries to be received will be prominently disclosed on the Program page of the Web Site. 

All points become the property of the Sponsor.  Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed or like entry methods will disqualify all entries by such methods.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant that is abusing the entry process, making inappropriate posts or replies or is otherwise violating any Web Site terms of use or rules.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  You agree (a) that Scientist Solutions Inc. and Sponsor, its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents are released from, will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to person(s), including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Program or any Program-related activities and (b) except where legally prohibited, winners grant permission to Scientist Solutions Inc. and those acting under Scientist Solutions Inc.¡¯s authority the right to the use of his/her name, picture, likeness, voice, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval.  Taxes on prize are solely each winner¡¯s responsibility.  Information provided during registration is subject to the Privacy Policy available on the Web Site. 

LIABILITY LIMITATIONS:  Neither Scientist Solutions Inc., Sponsor nor their agencies are responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, non-delivered entries or email; or for interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Web Site, telephone or other connections, availability or accessibility, or miscommunications, or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, or lines, or technical failure or jumbled, corrupted, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures, or technical errors or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Program, as solely determined by the Scientist Solutions Inc. and the Sponsors, will be disqualified.  Neither Scientist Solutions Inc., Sponsor nor their respective agencies are responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Program or downloading materials from or use of the Web Site.  Should any portion of the Program be, in Scientist Solutions Inc. or Sponsor¡¯s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical failures or other causes which, in the sole opinion of Scientist Solutions Inc. or the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries,  Scientist Solutions Inc. and the Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Program, and select any eligible awardees from points earned prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Scientist Solutions Inc. and the Sponsors.  Neither Scientist Solutions Inc., Sponsor nor their respective agencies are responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Program, and assume no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or use of this Web Site.  Scientist Solutions Inc. and Sponsor provide no warranty with respect to the prizes.  Any warranty for a prize shall be as provided by the manufacturer of the prize.

In no event will SCIENTIST SOLUTIONS INC., Sponsor, THEIR affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, their RESPECTIVE advertising or promotion agencies or ANY OF their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of your access to and use of the web site or downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from THE web site.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the web site is provided ¡°as is¡± without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implieD warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.  Some jurisdictions may not allow limitations oR exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.  Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.,,,,,, are registered trademarks of, Inc., Inc. is not a sponsor of this Contest and does not endorse the Web Site or the Bulletin Board.

GOVERNING LAW & DISPUTES:  All matters relating to the Program shall be governed by these Prize Drawing Rules and California law.  Scientist Solutions Inc.¡¯s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to this Program.  Any disputes will be resolved exclusively by arbitration administered by JAMS pursuant to its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, with such arbitration to be held in San Diego, California.  By participating in the Program you consent to arbitration in San Diego, California, as the sole and exclusive forum and venue for resolving any disputes arising under these Prize Drawing Rules or in connection with the Promotion and waive all rights, if any, to a trial by jury.  If the foregoing arbitration provision is deemed to be unenforceable for any reason, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state or federal courts located in San Diego County, California.