What’s not to LOVE about Citizen Science?

Advance research about heart health, early childhood development, animal lifespans, and more.

Then, mark your calendars! Citizen Science Day is April 13. Sign up to join the global Megathon and help us accelerate research on Alzheimer’s! Participate from home or join a team at a local library.

Librarians: Check out the free Citizen Science Day webinars featured below. Then register your library if you’d like to get involved in Citizen Science Day 2019.

The SciStarter Team

Be part of an ambitious study to gather data about heart health from more people than any study before. Researchers, including experts in cardiology, internal medicine, epidemiology, data technology, and more, will use it to develop strategies to prevent and treat all aspects of heart disease. Your data matters.

Location: Global

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Find and share animal heartbeat data to help the Dunn Lab collect vital information about heart health and lifespan.

Location: Global

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“Love Data Week 2019” is an international event to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation. On Friday, February 15, 10:30-12pm, head to the University of Arizona’s Main Library for “Data in Everyday Life: Citizen Science,” to learn how people in AZ are helping accelerate innovation by becoming involved in citizen science. #lovedata19

Location: University of Arizona, Library

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What sparks your soul and puts you in a good mood? Is there a connection between mood and your cognitive abilities? This project sets out to learn just that. Participate by performing cognitive and mood tasks within the app.

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February 16-17, Washington, D.C.

Sample projects and meet members of the SciStarter team: Caroline Nickerson will be there with Science Cheerleader Hilary!

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February 20, 4-5pm ET

Librarians of all types join this one-hour webinar to learn how your library can get on board contributing to scientific research through SciStarter and the Megathon. Discover a wealth of citizen science resources for your library.

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February 28, 5:30-6:30 ET

Learn how a grant-supported program led by SciStarter and Arizona State University support partnerships with libraries as community hubs for citizen science. This will be shared on YouTube. Use the chat feature to ask questions during the event.

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Discover more citizen science on the SciStarter calendar. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even more citizen science? Check out SciStarter’s Project Finder! With 1100+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!

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About the Author


Lea Shell

Lea worked at North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. She previously managed education initiatives and authored SciStarter's bi-weekly newsletter. Lea is also a co-founder and co-owner of Essential Montessori, where she designs and hand-crafts learning Montessori-inspired materials for young children.