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Issue 31


Designing for the Crowd: Biomedical Innovation Virtual Internship Position Available

Are you a student, looking to improve and show off your social media, writing, and graphic design skills? Through the State Department's Virtual Student Federal Service internship program, students have the opportunity to hone their skills through virtual internships. For more about the open CSB position, read on!

NIH wants you! Hone and show off your writing and graphic design skills as a part of the NIH open innovation community! Share your writing talents in blog posts and your social media savvy in communicating with the public, all at the largest biomedical research funding agency in the world.

As virtual intern you will assist the working group by:

  • Creating designs for the hub, ranging from images for blog posts to infographics about citizen science, as needed

  • Producing other digital materials for to be used and shared by the NIH Citizen Science Working Group

  • Developing and designing an array of digital communications, including content for newsletters, websites, and social media (@CitSciBio)

  • Creating infographics, slides, handout materials, and other content for sharing at scientific meetings and for posting on the web (i.e., as needed

  • Drafting tweets (evergreen and new content) for @CitSciBio (monthly).

  • Writing blog entries relevant to biomedical crowdsourcing and citizen science as needed

Applications accepted July 1-31 via
For more about the program and how to apply, please go to

Congressional report on Federal Innovation released
The White House Office of Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has released the Implementation of Federal Prize and Citizen Science Authority: Fiscal Years 2017-18 report to Congress. You can learn more about the report's findings on federally supported or run citizen science and crowdsourcing projects in the latest blog post from

OSTP Director Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier highlighted release of the report in a keynote talk earlier this month at the U.S. Government Open Innovation Summit. The recording of the event is posted on Digital Gov for those of you who missed it, along with meeting materials.



Over 2,400 publicly accessible journal articles available thanks to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


Outcomes of two randomized controlled trials, employing participants recruited through Mechanical Turk, of Internet interventions targeting unhealthy alcohol use.

The clinician crowdsourcing challenge: using participatory design to seed implementation strategies.

On the impact of Citizen Science-derived data quality on deep learning based classification in marine images.

Engaging Youth Advocates in Community-Based Participatory Research on Child Farmworker Health in North Carolina.

De novo protein design by citizen scientists.

Incorporating citizen science data in spatially explicit integrated population models.

Forecasting Implementation, Adoption, and Evaluation Challenges for an Electronic Game-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention: Co-Design Workshop With Multidisciplinary Stakeholders.

Combining Citizen Science and Deep Learning to Amplify Expertise in Neuroimaging.

Age- and Sex-Dependent Patterns of Gut Microbial Diversity in Human Adults.

Citizen sociolinguistics: A new method to understand fat talk.

Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future-co-designing perinatal strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents experiencing complex trauma: framework and protocol for a community-based participatory action research study.

The Giving Voice to Mothers study: inequity and mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth in the United States.

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