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Issue 28

This month's newsletter features the Citizen Science Association 2019 conference (aka #CitSci2019) and a pre-conference workshop we are helping to organize (#W223).



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

Problem-driven Citizen Science – confronting challenges to collecting the data, and building the trust, needed to address specific management questions.

Environmental Justice – data collection to improve human and environmental health, discussed by community-based organizations and engaged partners.

Education – planned for educators, by educators, exploring citizen science both in classrooms and out-of-school.

March 13th, 2019
8 am - 5 pm

This interactive full-day workshop will help you answer the question, “How do I grow my idea into a funded project?” Regardless of whether your project is fully formed or just the seedling of an idea, join us as we help you navigate the citizen science funding space, learn from experts, federal funders, network and share ideas with others. Form teams (or work on your own) to incubate your ideas and develop your pitch, receive feedback, and present your revised idea during the conference poster session. Afterward, hear from federal and non-federal funders at a separate (free!) “Meet the Funders”* event. Come for one session, or stay for all! Mix and match for a schedule that works for you.

*Please note that the “Meet the Funders” session is free and open to all CSA attendees and directly precedes the CSA opening reception. More info.


8 am - 10:30 am: Navigating the Federal Funding Process
Hear from funders from across the federal government on how to apply for grants and what to expect during the proposal submission process.

10:30 am - 10:45 am: BREAK

10:45 am - 11:45 am: “Success” Panel
aka “How I did it,” success stories on how different projects found and secured different kinds of funding

11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch (on your own)

12:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Pitch your project for feedback
Less Shark Tank, more “Dolphin Lagoon.” Team up and develop an idea for a project into a pitch. Just for practice, or to develop something real. Please note that no funds will be given out during this session--this is for skills development and feedback purposes only.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Meet the funders
Feds from first session + more, funding mentors from the pitch session, will share how their agencies, organizations, and foundations support different kinds of crowdsourcing and citizen science and will be on hand to answer questions prior to heading over to the CSA opening reception.

Day 2 (?) of Conference: Poster Greenhouse
Posters developed during the pitch session will be given space in a part of the Greenhouse section of the Poster Garden



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


A crowdsourcing approach to understand weight and weight loss in men.

Crowd science user contribution patterns and their implications.Precision Global Health - The case of Ebola: a scoping review.

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

A Case Study Describing a Community-Engaged Approach for Evaluating Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure in a Native American Community.

Community Engagement in the Development of an mHealth-Enabled Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Health Intervention (Step It Up): Pilot Focus Group Study.

Designing and Facilitating Collaborative Research Design and Data Analysis Workshops: Lessons Learned in the Healthy Neighborhoods Study.

Collaborative intelligence and gamification for on-line malaria species differentiation.

Stratification of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients: a crowdsourcing approach.

First detection of Aedes japonicus in Spain: an unexpected finding triggered by citizen science.

DIY smear tests: are they the answer to falling cervical screening rates?

Improving Electronic Health Record Note Comprehension With NoteAid: Randomized Trial of Electronic Health Record Note Comprehension Interventions With Crowdsourced Workers.

Citizen science for better management: Lessons learned from three Norwegian beach litter data sets.

Making inference with messy (citizen science) data: when are data accurate enough and how can they be improved?

Identification of starting points to promote health and wellbeing at the community level - a qualitative study.

Seeing power with a flashlight: DIY thermal sensing technology in the classroom.

Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design.

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