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THE CITSCIBIO NEWSLETTER

Issue 26

This month's newsletter is one day early! There are lots of interesting things happening tomorrow, see below for more details!


News

SHARING ACROSS SCALES IN CITIZEN SCIENCE AND CROWDSOURCING

TOMORROW, December 14th from 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm, join us for a free, public event, "Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing."
Citizen science and crowdsourcing projects are thriving at every scale, from small, place-based or community efforts, to regional, national, or international projects that span boundaries. This event will explore the local-to-global nexus through conversations with leaders in government, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector.
We will explore questions including: How do citizen science or crowdsourcing projects choose the appropriate scale for their work? How do projects at different scales interact and share resources? How can we support cross-scale sharing?

This event is co-hosted by the Wilson Center Science and Technology Innovation Program and Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing & Citizen Science. Join us for an interactive discussion and happy hour! Webcast information will be made available on the event website for those who can't make it in person.


NEI AWARDS PRIZE FOR PROGRESS TOWARD DEVELOPING LAB-MADE RETINAS

The National Eye Institute (NEI) awarded $25,000 to a team led by Wei Liu, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, for demonstrating progress toward the development of a living model of the human retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. The prize money was awarded for the first of two phases of the NEI 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge 2020 (3-D ROC 2020), a national initiative to generate human retina organoids from stem cells. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health. Read more...


ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION (RWJF) HEALTH DATA FOR ACTION

Health Data for Action (HD4A) will support innovative research studies that leverage health data to draw actionable insights to help inform health policy and build a Culture of Health. Apps due Friday, December 14th. For more information and to apply, visit the RWJF Website.


Call for applications Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 mHealth Training Institute (mHTI) to be held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center from July 28 – August 2, 2019. The goal of the week-long, immersion program is to foster the competencies and collaborations required to tackle “wicked” healthcare problems with mHealth approaches. The mHTI uses a blended learning approach that combines “deep dives” into the latest mHealth methodologies with collaborative team-science projects to develop compelling transdisciplinary mHealth solutions.
For more info and to apply go to https://mhealth.md2k.org/apply. Applications due January 27th.

 



LIBRARY

Over 2,100 publicly accessible journal articles available thanks to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

-RECENTLY ADDED-

Citizen Social Lab: A digital platform for human behavior experimentation within a citizen science framework.

Participatory Action Research: Tools for Disaster Resilience Education.

Assessing community (peer) researcher's experiences with conducting spirometry and being engaged in the 'Participatory Research in Ottawa: Management and Point-of-care for Tobacco-dependence' (PROMPT) project.

The Electronic Community Park Audit Tool (eCPAT): Exploring the Use of Mobile Technology for Youth Empowerment and Advocacy for Healthy Community Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change.

Creating a Theoretically Grounded, Gamified Health App: Lessons From Developing the Cigbreak Smoking Cessation Mobile Phone Game.

Patient centered research to improve community involvement (PaRTICIpate) in diabetes self-management: a conference series for developing collaborations between researchers, stakeholders, and patients.

Repurposing Citizen Science Games as Software Tools for Professional Scientists.

The role of citizen science in addressing grand challenges in food and agriculture research.



UPCOMING EVENTS

Partnerships for Environmental Public Health Annual Meeting
December 13-14
Research Triangle Park, NC

Sharing Across Scales in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
December 14
Washington, DC


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

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