Engaging Citizen Scientists to Advance Biomedical Research

By Katrina Theisz1, NIH Citizen Science Working Group

1. National Cancer Institute

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A symposium on biomedical citizen science and crowdsourcing, to excite and engage NIH staff about using citizen science and crowdsourcing to engage public participation in scientific research, was held on July 14th, 2017, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. The program opened with an icebreaker activity followed by showcasing a few citizen science and crowdsourcing projects with experiences shared by both the researchers and citizen scientists, a working lunch, and ended with learning more about some of the myths and truths of federal citizen science and crowdsourcing. 


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  • Katrina Theisz; NIH Citizen Science Working Group (2017), "Engaging Citizen Scientists to Advance Biomedical Research," https://citscibio.org/resources/66.

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