Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs

Our friends at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)  All of Us Community Engagement Center recently featured citizen science, SciStarter, and our collaborative programs organized with libraries across the country. Check out their Lightning Talk presented at the Medical Library Assocation’s annual conference (May 2022), “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community … Read more “Turn Community Curiosity into Real Scientific Impact with Community and Citizen Science Programs”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library, NNLM

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Citizen Scientists Help Researchers Track Disease

This post is based on the latest episode of our podcast, Citizen Science: Stories of Science We Can Do Together! In it, host Bob Hirshon talks with researchers reaching out to citizen scientists to help track infectious disease, create a national bank of biosamples and better understand neuromuscular mobility issues. Listen here: Citizen Science: Stories … Read more “Citizen Scientists Help Researchers Track Disease”

Categories: Citizen Science, Health, NNLM, podcast

Citizen Science, from a Librarian’s Perspective

Citizen science joins the general public with the scientific community in creating a collaborative relationship to increase scientific knowledge.  All kinds of people can take part in citizen science projects by collecting and sharing data.  The possibilities are endless, and the contributions are immense!  So, for me, it was only natural that I should become … Read more “Citizen Science, from a Librarian’s Perspective”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Library, NNLM

Top 20 Citizen Science Projects of 2020

This post was originally published as a SciStarter newsletter. Sign up to receive bi-weekly citizen science in your inbox! Thank you, SciStarter citizen scientists! Thanks to nearly 100,000 registered SciStarter users and many other visitors in 2020 alone, we collectively helped scientists accelerate research about COVID-19, monitor light pollution and climate change, catalogue biodiversity all around … Read more “Top 20 Citizen Science Projects of 2020”

Categories: Citizen Science News, Events, Featured Projects, Newsletter, NNLM

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 … Read more “Lend Citizen Science Project Scientists a Hand. Then, Discuss the Results!”

Categories: Events, Library, NNLM

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fall Event Series

The Network of the National of Library of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the All of Us Research Program have expanded a partnership with SciStarter to support awareness of, and engagement in, citizen science projects that advance research on human and environmental health. A new, four-part public series … Read more “Citizen Science & Libraries: Fall Event Series”

Categories: Citizen Science, Events, libraries, NNLM

Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science

The summer series “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science,” presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine and SciStarter.org, helped keep students, adults, and families engaged with reading and research to prevent “summer slide” learning loss. All events were online and open to all. Watch the recordings! Register for Events The National Network of … Read more “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science”

Categories: book, Citizen Science Month, Events, libraries, NNLM

Webinar Recording: What We Learned from Citizen Science Month

Watch a webinar recording of “What We Learned from Citizen Science Month,” presented by SciStarter, ASU and the Network of the National Library of Medicine, and with an introduction from the Citizen Science Association. Because so many of you were a part of Citizen Science Month, we want to keep you informed about our outcomes! … Read more “Webinar Recording: What We Learned from Citizen Science Month”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Citizen Science News, NNLM

Webinar Recording of Digital Accessibility: Best Practices for Creating User-friendly Presentations and Content

Citizen science projects can be done from virtually anywhere, making these fun activities easy to join while maintaining safe social distancing. Although many people were planning to host in-person events during Citizen Science Month (April), due to COVID-19 these events have either been cancelled or changed to virtual events. And even though Citizen Science Month … Read more “Webinar Recording of Digital Accessibility: Best Practices for Creating User-friendly Presentations and Content”

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Webinar Recording: Host or Facilitate Remote, Live-Streamed Citizen Science Events in a Pinch

Making the most out of social distancing: live-streamed citizen science to the rescue! Are you planning an in-person Citizen Science Month event in April? Looking to host a virtual event, or transition your previously in-person event to a virtual format? Then this is the virtual training for you! The Science Friday and SciStarter teams share … Read more “Webinar Recording: Host or Facilitate Remote, Live-Streamed Citizen Science Events in a Pinch”

Categories: Citizen Science Month, Events, libraries, NNLM