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Issue 29

Citizen Science Day 2019

#CitSciDay2019 is April 13th!

Highlighted: Stall Catchers Megathon

Stall Catchers, the EyesOnALZ project speeding up Alzheimer's research, together with SciStarter, are going MEGA this Saturday for Citizen Science Day! "The Megathon" ( event will gather thousands of volunteers online and in public meetups to play the Stall Catchers citizen science game and accomplish an entire year worth of Alzheimer's research in a single hour. The entire event will be live streamed on the EyesOnALZ Facebook page.

When: April 13, 1.30-3.30pm ET
Where: Worldwide--anyone can join the event by finding a location near them via SciStarter, hosting their own meetup or simply joining online from home during the event.

You can follow the live stream on Facebook from 1.30pm to 3.30pm ET here. The live stream will include speakers from the Human Computation Institute, Cornell University, Microsoft and Alzheimer's Speaks Radio. Remote participants will be joining the live stream from other Megathon locations around the world.


#CitSci2019 Recap


The 2019 meeting of the Citizen Science Association was held March 13-17 in Raleigh, NC. The theme, "Growing our family tree" speaks to the commitment of the CSA to diversity and inclusivity.

March 13th, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

This interactive full-day workshop helped CSA attendees answer the question, "How do I grow my idea into a funded project?" Workshop participants came in with projects that ranged from seedlings to forests, and throughout the day learned how to navigate the citizen science federal funding space, discovered how experts pieced their funding together in different ways to see their project through, and had the opportunity to network and share ideas with others.

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Over 2,300 publicly accessible journal articles available thanks to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


Crowdsourcing triggers rapid, reliable earthquake locations.

Approaches to governance of participant-led research: a qualitative case study.

Participatory development and pilot testing of iChoose: an adaptation of an evidence-based paediatric weight management program for community implementation.

A voice for the patients: Evaluation of the implementation of a strategic organizational committee for patient engagement in mental health.

Mass Surveilance of C. elegans-Smartphone-Based DIY Microscope and Machine-Learning-Based Approach for Worm Detection.

Evolution of a programme to engage school students with health research and science in Kenya.

DIY productive failure: boosting performance in a large undergraduate biology course.

Modern Innovative Solutions to Improve Outcomes in Asthma, Breathlessness, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (MISSION ABC): Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study.

CrowdVariant: a crowdsourcing approach to classify copy number variants.

Advancing Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Health Disparities in Hawai'i: Perspectives from Academic Researchers.

Health researchers’ experiences, perceptions and barriers related to sharing study results with participants.

Assessing the impact of artistic and cultural activities on the health and well-being of forcibly displaced people using participatory action research.

Cross-Device Computation Coordination for Mobile Collocated Interactions with Wearables.

A scoping review provided a framework for new ways of doing research through mobilizing collective intelligence.

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