Join the Hub of Biomedical Citizen Science Collaboration with CitSciBio

Learn, collaborate, and share your citizen science project tools at CitSciBio.org! Back in 2012 Dr. Jennifer Couch and her colleagues at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) formed a working group to explore the relationship between citizen science and biomedical research. At the inaugural workshop, they discussed how widely dispersed the biomedical citizen science community … Read more “Join the Hub of Biomedical Citizen Science Collaboration with CitSciBio”

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Perfect your weighing and measuring skills with these projects!

Whether you’re a fan of imperial or metric, this past Sunday was the day to celebrate the way we measure our surroundings. What better way to celebrate a day dedicated to measurement than to participate in a citizen science project where you weigh (or measure) something for science? We’ve pulled together some special projects that … Read more “Perfect your weighing and measuring skills with these projects!”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Computers & Technology, Do-It-Yourself, Featured Projects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Citizen Science Is Helping Scientists Uncover the Genetics of Taste

Genetics plays an enormous role in our lives, even if we don’t always realize it.  Have you ever wondered why some people love cilantro, but it tastes like soap to others? While it might all be in your head, chances are it’s actually in your genes. A study was posted to arxiv.org in 2012 that … Read more “Citizen Science Is Helping Scientists Uncover the Genetics of Taste”

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Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection

The new report from the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT) is out: “Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection.” This report is a follow-up to the Council’s first report, “Environmental Protection Belongs to the People.“ There are ten recommendations to the EPA in the report(s). As articulated … Read more “Information to Action: Strengthening EPA Citizen Science Partnerships for Environmental Protection”

Categories: CitSci Research, EPA NACEPT