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 is hosting 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. Then, share your experiences with the scientists you helped and ask them anything!

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How It Works

Each month, RSVP for two related events focused on a featured project. The first event each month features a live, online tutorial with a project scientist who will help you learn about and get started in his/her project regardless of your location or background! Engage in the project at your leisure, then join us back online exactly one week later to discuss results with the project scientist. The events will be moderated by SciStarter. Send questions to SciStarter (info@SciStarter.org) throughout the week or post them in chat during the Zoom events.

This “Lend Citizen Science Project Scientists a Hand. Then, Discuss the Results!” initiative in January, February and March builds on other collaborations between SciStarter, the Network of the National Library of Medicine and the All of Us Research Program, as well as 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’s Featured Project: Stall Catchers

With Stall Catchers, you can accelerate Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game. 

Discuss the project’s goals and tasks with the Project Scientist on January 21 at 2 PM ET (United States Time Zone). RSVP on Zoom: http://bit.ly/StallCatchersGetStarted

Discuss the results of your experience and ask the Project Scientist anything on January 28 at 2 PM ET (United States Time Zone). RSVP on Zoom: http://bit.ly/StallCatchersAskQuestions

February’s Featured Project: Eterna

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

Discuss the project’s goals and tasks with the Project Scientist on February 18 at 6 PM ET. RSVP on Zoom: http://bit.ly/EternaGetStarted

Discuss the results of your experience and ask the Project Scientist anything on February 25 at 6 PM ET. RSVP on Zoom: http://bit.ly/EternaAskQuestions

March’s Featured Project: Neureka 

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

Discuss the project’s goals and tasks with the Project Scientist on March 18 at 11 AM ET (United States Time Zone). RSVP on Zoom: http://bit.ly/NeurekaGetStarted

Discuss the results of your experience and ask the Project Scientist anything on March 25 at 11 AM ET (United States Time Zone). RSVP on Zoom: http://bit.ly/NeurekaAskQuestions

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About the Author

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline Nickerson

Caroline is a Master of Public Policy student at American University with a focus on environmental and climate change policy. She also works with the UF-VA UNESCO Bioethics Unit, the Christensen Project, the DC Gator Club, and the Commission on Local Debates. Caroline manages SciStarter's Syndicated Blog Network, which encompasses the Science Connected, Discover Magazine, and SciStarter platforms, and manages programs at SciStarter.