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Issue 22


This month's newsletter features free, publicly accessible journal articles!

Every month we deliver a sampling of free, publicly accessible scholarly papers from our Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Collection, made possible through the National Library of Medicine. The collection has recently been updated to include just under 2,000 articles pertaining to citizen science, crowdsourcing, community-based participatory research, virtual reality, mobile health, wearables, community engaged research, participatory action research, amongst many, many other related topics.

In every CitSciBio newsletter you can find our most recent additions to the “library” in the rightmost column of the newsletter--->

Recently, researcher Andrew Su asked citizen science twitter where the benefits of citizen science could be found in publications; specifically, the non-scientific benefits of citizen science. Even more specifically, things like education, scientific literacy, and community engagement. It got us thinking – where are they? (more in the blog). After a bit of quick searching, we put together a shortlist of articles available in PMC (PubMed Central).

Citizen Science Association Conference 2019

Deadlines for proposals for #CitSci2019 (March 13-17, 2019, Raleigh, NC) are swiftly approaching! The theme for the conference is "Growing our family tree."

Important upcoming dates:
August 17th: Workshop & symposium proposals
September 15th Individual presentations (talks & posters)

Interested in supporting the conference? There are plenty of options, from major sponsorship to covering direct costs to providing travel scholarships. Learn more here.

Symposium theme examples:
Partnerships – the opportunities and challenges
Validity of citizen science data
Results of research around a similar topic
Ethical issues in citizen science

Workshop theme examples:
Welcoming and inclusion, citizenry in science
Informing the broader community
Supporting sustained technical and scientific collaborations and standards
Establishing and maintaining long term relationships and partnerships
Developing best practices




Over 1,900 publicly accessible journal articles available thanks to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


A Robust and User-Friendly Alternative to Densitometry Using Origami Biosensors and Digital Logic.

Open Source Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Systems: A Clash of Cultures or Merging of Diverse Approaches?

Engaging Black Churches to Address Cancer Health Disparities: Project CHURCH.

Can Gamification Contribute to Computer Modeling-Driven Biomedical Research?

Evaluating water lead levels during the Flint Water Crisis.

Community involvement in biomedical research conducted in the global health context; what can be done to make it really matter?


2018 ISES-ISEE Joint Annual Meeting
August 26 - 30
Ottawa, Canada

Graduate Student Workshop on Socio-Environmental (S-E) Synthesis
August 28 - 31

Children's Environmental Health Symposium
September 13 - 14
Dallas, TX

Crowdsourcing Week Global
October 24 - 28
Washington, DC

Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program Annual Meeting
November 8 - 9
Washington, DC

Click here to see our events calendar:Events and add your own!

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