Autoimmune Diseases Affect Millions of Americans: Here’s How Citizen Science Can Help

Autoimmune Citizen Science is an app to help people with autoimmune diseases track their symptoms, lab tests, and treatments in order to see what’s working and what isn’t. Individual data is aggregated in order to see what’s working for the community as a whole. Check out the project on SciStarter and sign up for the … Read more “Autoimmune Diseases Affect Millions of Americans: Here’s How Citizen Science Can Help”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology, Guest Contributor, Project Profile

The gamification of data analysis in cancer increases citizen contribution and reduces research time

Individuals diagnosed with muscle-invasive bladder cancer face a difficult treatment decision – intensive radiotherapy or complete surgical removal of their bladder. Each option has benefits and draw backs, and there are limited data available to patients and physicians to help predict which treatment might provide the best outcome. Dr. Anne Kiltie, Associate Professor of Radiation … Read more “The gamification of data analysis in cancer increases citizen contribution and reduces research time”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Gaming, Project Profile

Volunteers needed to test drive Cancer Research UK’s new analysis mechanic.

Calling volunteers! Cancer Research UK has a new project called The Trailblazer Project. The goal is to develop an app that improves how users analyze cancer pathology data. Volunteers to help test the prototype. The Cancer Research UK’s Citizen Science team is committed to finding innovative ways to accelerate research by crowdsourcing. Already, the team … Read more “Volunteers needed to test drive Cancer Research UK’s new analysis mechanic.”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Computers & Technology

“What’s in store for citizen scientists this spring,” WHYY’s The Pulse

As part of SciStarter’s regular radio series with WHYY’s The Pulse, we highlight new developments in citizen science and a few projects ripe for spring! As the weather starts warming up and we all begin shedding our thick, winter coats, a crop of new citizen science projects are enticing us to get outdoors in the name … Read more ““What’s in store for citizen scientists this spring,” WHYY’s The Pulse”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Biology, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Events

What is killing California’s trees, and what can you do about it?

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. Project SCARAB is one of more than 800 great citizen science projects on SciStarter. Use our project finder to find one that you can participate in! The great thing about living in a major port city such as Los Angeles is having access to ideas and … Read more “What is killing California’s trees, and what can you do about it?”

Categories: Apps, Biology, Citizen Science, Ecology & Environment, Insects