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Issue 11

IARPA Pre-Solicitation Notice

Forecasting Counterfactuals in Uncontrolled Settings (FOCUS)

(Solicitation Number: IARPA-BAA-17-08). The Proposers Day will be held on October 19, prior to the release of a new solicitation. Register here: Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2017. Excerpt from The FOCUS program seeks to develop and empirically evaluate systematic approaches to counterfactual forecasting. Counterfactual forecasts are statements about what would have happened if different circumstances had occurred. For example, a post mortem of an analysis failure may lead to a conclusion that analysts would have avoided the failure if they employed better tradecraft; perhaps by having double checked assumptions, perhaps by having considered a broader range of hypotheses, etc. Counterfactual forecasts about what would have worked in past circumstances are very often the basis for lessons learned for what to do in the future. And such lessons often evolve, over time, into best practices and tradecraft…” For more about the FOCUS program go to:

Workshop: The Role of Crowdfunding in the STEM Ecosystem
The Georgia Institute of Technology invites interested parties to a National Science Foundation Sponsored workshop entitled: The Role of Crowdfunding in the STEM Ecosystem

October 10, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Holiday Inn Carlyle, 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314

Registration (free!) and more information:

2017 NIH Research Festival

The NIH Research Festival 2017 is set for September 13-15, featuring NIH's intramural research. Themes in 2017's edition of the annual research festival include the BRAIN Initiative, Inflammatory Diseases, and the Cancer Moonshot. Programming includes plenary sessions, concurrent symposia, the NIH Green Labs Fair, FARE awards ceremony, over 350 posters, and much more! Check out the official site: for more information, and the NIH Record write up:



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).


The Value of Traditional Ecological Knowledge for the Environmental Health Sciences and Biomedical Research

Peri-Urbanism in Globalizing India: A Study of Pollution, Health and Community Awareness

The DIY Digital Medical Centre

Taxonomic bias in biodiversity data and societal preferences


4th Annual Gamification & Digital Engagement Strategies for Business Results

Sept 19 - 21, Chicago, IL

Austin Game Conference

Sept 21 - 22, Austin, TX

IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS) 2017

Oct 1, Phoenix, AZ

Global Gaming Expo

Oct 3 - 5, Las Vegas, NV

ONA 2017

Oct 5 - 7, Washington, DC

7th Global TechMining Conference

Oct 11 - 12, Atlanta, GA

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