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Issue 7

Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Nominated for Harvard Innovations in American Government Award

From the press release via NOAA: “On May 2, 2017, the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS) was announced as a finalist in this year’s Roy and Lila Ash Award for Public Engagement in Government by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. As one of four finalists for the Roy and Lila Ash Award, the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS) will compete for a $100,000 grand prize during presentations to the Innovations in American Government Awards National Selection Committee, chaired by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, on May 17 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The presentations will be livestreamed on the Ash Center website at” Congratulations, CCS!

CitSciBio Featured in SciStarter Biomedical Citizen Science Campaign Alongside other biomedical projects, Mark2Cure, EyezOnAlz, Mozak, and Citizen Endo, CitSciBio was featured in a recent push by SciStarter to raise the profile of biomedical citizen science projects. You can read more about it here, here, and here.



A bibliography of journal articles, book selections, and other publicly available references pertaining to (primarily) biomedical citizen science: to access, click here. This bibliography of FREE full text articles available through the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


Design and Development of a Nearable Wireless System to Control Indoor Air Quality and Indoor Lighting Quality. Salamone F, Belussi L, Danza L, Galanos T, Ghellere M, Meroni I. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland). 2017; 17(5).

Saúde na Copa: The World's First Application of Participatory Surveillance for a Mass Gathering at FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil. Leal Neto O, Dimech GS, Libel M, de Souza WV, Cesse E, Smolinski M, Oliveira W, Albuquerque J. JMIR public health and surveillance. 2017; 3(2):e26.

GapMap: Enabling Comprehensive Autism Resource Epidemiology. Albert N, Daniels J, Schwartz J, Du M, Wall DP. JMIR public health and surveillance. 2017; 3(2):e27.

Shifting Practices Toward Recovery-Oriented Care Through an E-Recovery Portal in Community Mental Health Care: A Mixed-Methods Exploratory Study. Gammon D, Strand M, Eng LS, Børøsund E, Varsi C, Ruland C. Journal of medical Internet research. 2017; 19(5):e145.

Predictive Analytics World San Francisco 2017
When: May 14 - 16
Where: San Francisco, CA

Citizen Science Association 2017
When: May 17 - 20
Where: St. Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN

Science of Team Science Conference
When: June 12 - 14
Where: Clearwater, FL, USA


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