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  1. Finding the benefits of citizen science

    In the CitSciBio newsletter each month you can find our most recent additions to the “library,” where we deliver a sampling of free, publicly accessible scholarly papers from our Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Collection, made possible through the National Library of Medicine. The...

  2. Leveraging the Power of the Crowd in Research and Data Analysis

    By Katrina Theisz, Program Analyst, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. This blog article was originally posted on https://www.hhs.gov/idealab/2018/04/24/leveraging-the-power-of-the-crowd-in-research-and-data-analysis/ on April 24th, 2018. This year at Health...

  3. Celebrate National DNA Day with Citizen Science!

    By Elizabeth Tuck, Genomics Education Specialist (Contractor) at the National Human Genome Research Institute     Genome is just a fancy word for all your DNA. Whether you realize it or not, many parts of our daily lives are influenced by genomic information and genomic...

  4. Citizen Scientists Invited to Speed up Medical Discovery

    This guest blog entry is brought to you from the teams behind Stall Catchers, Mark2Cure and Cochrane Crowd If you were given a chance to improve health evidence, fight Alzheimer’s and uncover hidden clues in rare disease research - all from the comfort of your home - would you dare...

  5. Bringing a Taste of Crowdsourcing to Bioscience

    By Nicole L. Garneau, PhD, Curator and Chair of the Health Sciences Department and PI of the NIH SEPA-Funded Genetics of Taste Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science   “Mom, can we please do the taste study? Please?” It is not uncommon for the staff and citizen...

  6. Getting Started

    This hub is pretty complex- it has a lot of features, and there is quite a lot to see. I thought a cheat sheet might help! From registration to submitting a resource, a lot of major features are covered in these seven pages. Some highlights are below. Access the latest guide here and for more...

  7. The Science of Team Science conference: 2016

    This year’s SciTS conference took place in Phoenix, AZ. Given that I live in Maryland and we were nearing the end of over a month of rain, visiting the desert was a lovely break from the Mid-Atlantic’s non-stop impression of the Pacific North West. The conference opened with keynote...

  8. History of citizen science: crowdsourcing.

    By Gabriel     Today we will discuss the rise of crowdsourcing.  Crowdsourcing is a relatively new term having been widely popularized by a 2006 Wired article by Jeff Howe.  Merriam-Webster defines crowdsourcing as “the process of obtaining needed services, ideas,...

  9. Welcome!

    Hello! Welcome to CitSciBio, a hub for people interested in biomedical citizen science and crowdsourcing! To give you a sense of what we’re all about, I’ve included our mission statement from the About section below: The Biomedical Citizen Science Hub is sponsored by...

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