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Semantic web techniques for Linked Open Data (LOD) are expected to enhance the use of scientific data, and several data repositories for LOD have been launched. Modifiable “Forkable Open-source programs” on code sharing platforms make applications (Apps) utilizing data ready for reuse. In order to organize a web-based scientific competition, platforms for both semantic data resources and application programs need to be integrated so as to yield a crea- tive cycle between data publication and application development. We devel- oped the LinkData.org platform to integrate both data and application publish- ing platforms by recording dependency graphs, the utility of which we tested by organizing a scientific competition for synthetic biology on the platform. It was found that participants to the competition generated many dependency graphs by forking pre-existing applications or reusing schema of pre-existing datasets. These creative activities could not be observed explicitly without being record- ed such as by dependency graphs among the datasets and applications on the platform. Hence we suggest a worldwide system needs to be established to re- cord and harvest such dependency graphs from distributed data platforms and application-development platforms around the world, so that our intellectual and creative activities using open datasets for application development may be recorded properly.