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About the Group

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This trans-NIH working group of program officers, scientific review officers, and others from across NIH is interested in investigating the utility of and furthering the incorporation of citizen science methodologies into biomedical research in a way that maintains NIH’s high level of scientific and ethical standards. The working group defines citizen science as a collaborative approach to research involving the public, not just as subjects of the research or advisors to the research but as direct collaborators and partners in the research process itself. This group investigates, shares best practices and engages in discussion with other agencies and groups promoting citizen science in other fields.