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