Lend Citizen Science Project Scientists a Hand. Then, Discuss the Results!

As part of continued programming with the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program, SciStarter hosted an event series in January, February and March to help you get started in one of three citizen science projects that advance real world research.

Image Credit: Human Computation Institute

How It Works

This “Lend Citizen Science Project Scientists a Hand. Then, Discuss the Results!” initiative in January, February and March built on other collaborations between SciStarter, the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program and now culminates with a month of festivities in April: Citizen Science Month. Plan your Citizen Science Month activities now. Anyone can add or find an event or project!

Mark Your Calendars

January 2021’s Featured Project: Stall Catchers

With Stall Catchers, you can accelerate Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game. Watch the recordings from our January events on YouTube: Getting Started with Accelerating Alzheimer’s Research By Playing a Game
& Ask Questions about Accelerating Alzheimer’s Research By Playing a Game

February 2021’s Featured Project: Eterna

With Eterna, you can help scientists develop RNA-based medicines by solving puzzles.

Watch a recording of part of February’s event on YouTube.

March 2021’s Featured Project: Neureka 

With Neureka, you can improve mental health and dementia research by playing games on your phone.

Watch a recording of part of March’s event on YouTube.

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About the Author

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson is a Senior Program Director at SciStarter where she manages the Citizen Science Month Program, SciStarter’s Corporate Volunteer Programs and other programmatic and outreach efforts, including working with SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network, which encompasses the Science Connected, Discover Magazine and SciStarter platforms. She spends her day helping educators, library staff, community leaders and volunteers from all walks of life do real science. Caroline is a Master of Public Policy graduate from American University, where she was a Reilly Environmental Policy Scholar, and is a current PhD student at the University of Florida. She also works with the UF-VA Bioethics Unit, the Christensen Project, Florida Community Innovation and the Commission on Local Debates. She was the 2019 Cherry Blossom Princess representing the state of Florida and the grand prize scholarship winner at Miss Earth USA 2021 as Miss Louisiana Earth.