Empowering the community to monitor water quality in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

In response to failure of government to provide adequate water quality information following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, the Rincón Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation Blue Water Task Force have banded together with other local groups to restart their water testing program and empower their local community. … Read more

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Health

An Autumn Bounty of Citizen Science

Birds and monarchs are migrating and leaves are changing color. Fall is in full swing! Unfortunately, hurricanes are forming and flu season is here too. Help scientists document nature and health changes near you to study and predict future trends. Our editors selected five projects to get you started. Find more citizen science projects on … Read more “An Autumn Bounty of Citizen Science”

Categories: Birds, Featured Projects, Health, Insects, Ocean & Water

Stall Catchers citizen science game to host its first international “Catchathon”

If you’re familiar with “hackathons” – intense hacking marathons, or “mapathons” – mapping parties commonly held by mappers worldwide, the term “catchathon” might be starting to make some sense by now. If not – read on. There’s a marathon of Alzheimer’s citizen science coming on July 22nd, and you can be part of it!

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, Health

The Science of Hidden Connections

New and exponentially increasing amounts of biomedical research can yield valuable insight into rare diseases, cures, devices, procedures, and more. This growth, however, can sometimes overwhelm scientists and the public alike: the amount of scientific research published in 2014 was more than triple the amount published in 1990, and this trend continues today. While this … Read more “The Science of Hidden Connections”

Categories: Citizen Science, Health, Project Profile

Global Mosquito Alert: UN Backed Citizen Science Platform to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases

With the summer approaching, so are the mosquitoes. Now a UN-backed global platform will align citizen scientists from around the world to track and control these disease-carrying species. By Yujia He Mosquitoes are an annoying and unavoidable part of the warmer season. Their constant buzzing follows you whenever you step outside of your house, and the … Read more “Global Mosquito Alert: UN Backed Citizen Science Platform to Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases”

Categories: Citizen Science, Health, Project Profile

Help accelerate biomedical research from the comfort of your couch

No scalpel required! Learn how to identify images of clogged blood vessels to accelerate Alzheimer’s research or trace 3D images of neurons to shed light on how these structures influence behavior. SciStarter’s editors hand-picked five, biomedical research projects we think you’ll love. You can do these free projects and contribute to research all from the … Read more “Help accelerate biomedical research from the comfort of your couch”

Categories: Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Health

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Gaming Competition Supports Alzheimer’s Research

By Egle Marija Ramanauskaite, Citizen Science Coordinator at EyesOnALZ Stall Catchers – a citizen science game by the EyesOnALZ project, has just introduced a team feature and is running a team competition to #CrushALZ. The competition has kicked-off during the #CrowdCloudLIVE hangout following the premiere of The Crowd & The Cloud documentary on citizen science on April … Read more “Gaming Competition Supports Alzheimer’s Research”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, Gaming, Health, Project Profile