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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

Eterna volunteers helped explore new vaccines for COVID-19.

Citizen Scientists Continue to Fight COVID-19. Here’s What They’ve Accomplished

Scientists have done a ton to fight this pandemic. And they haven’t been working alone: They’ve had helpers. Some scientists have even had the privilege of having thousands of helpers. Citizen scientists faithfully logging their health status, answering surveys and playing games that help researchers learn more about everything from public health to how mRNA … Read more “Citizen Scientists Continue to Fight COVID-19. Here’s What They’ve Accomplished”

Categories: Use of Citizen Science data

Want to help scientists fight coronavirus? Here are three COVID-19 research projects that need your help from home.

In this YouTube video, three scientists join the Associate Editor of Discover Magazine and the Managing Editor of SciStarter to provide step-by-step instructions to help you join their research projects from home. Good for all ages. You can also find this video and the three featured projects at SciStarter.org/COVID-19 .    

Categories: Health, In the News