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Issue 9

#CitSciChat: Biomedical Edition

Caren Cooper hosts a monthly hour-long chat on twitter under the hashtag #CitSciChat. This week, @CitSciBio were invited to be panelists in this chat alongside @EyesonALZ, @cochrane_crowd, @Foldit, and many others.

View the story "#CitSciChat " on Storify

Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science: Investigating Data Quality and Utility "...Perhaps the better question is not of data quality, but of data utility. How useful is the data collected? Can the data be used again in another way to help another project? How does the data benefit the community most impacted by its use? How does the data impact metadata, ethics, or logistics?" Last week, CitSciBio admin Katrina guest blogged for NIH's Data Science blog..."

Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative apps due August 1: The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.

2018 Mother Tongue Film Festival is accepting submissions through September 1, 2017 for the 2018 festival.

New from PCORI: Implementation of Effective Shared Decision Making Approaches in Practice Settings LOI due October 2, apps due January 10.



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).


Facilitating access to health research through a participatory research register: a feasibility study in outpatient clinics.

Using community-based participatory research and organizational diagnosis to characterize relationships between community leaders and academic researchers.

Novel Sampling Method for Assessing Human-Pathogen Interactions in the Natural Environment Using Boot Socks and Citizen Scientists, with Application to Campylobacter Seasonality.


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