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10 online citizen science projects you can do in 15 minutes or less ...

10 online citizen science projects you can do in 15 minutes or less ... | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Here are ten ways you can help scientists advance fields of research while standing in line, downloading that much-hyped Netflix flick, or waiting for your pumpkin pie to warm up. royal-society-laughter-project-SciStarter ...
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PLoS Biology: Opening Up the Politics of Knowledge and Power in Bioscience

PLoS Biology: Opening Up the Politics of Knowledge and Power in Bioscience | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
PLoS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.

 

Recent years have seen growing worldwide discussions, experiments, and expectations around various kinds of public engagement in the biosciences. This is especially so, in the governance of biotechnology—in research policy, risk regulation, and adoption of new innovations. How one defines public engagement necessarily affects the course of political, media, and civil society debate on these issues. Yet critics and even some proponents often misunderstand underlying rationales and imperatives for engagement [1]. Strong opposition persists on the part of some policymakers in the ostensible name of science, even to the most modest forms of citizen participation in decisions about regulation or research [2]. Where dialogue is supported between scientists, policy makers, stakeholders, and members of the public, it is often for contrasting reasons [3]—reflecting motivations of some leading figures in science governance to control, as much as respect, contending public interests [4]. Prominent experts have questioned whether ordinary people have the right or even the ability to engage on complex technical issues [5]. Attempts to include stakeholders are criticized as slowing down innovation [6]. Some scientists fear that irrational anxieties over particular issues mean that public engagement will lead to indiscriminately technophobic or anti-science results [7]. How might we interpret these attitudes and controversies and better understand why public engagement matters? What are the practical policy consequences?

 

 

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Science Cheerleader

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Science Cheerleader
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Play with Your Dog, Citizen Science | Scientific American

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Patch League

Patch League | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Here is our attempt to encourage people to get people interested in keeping an eye for interesting species on their local patches whilst also improving identification skills. The general premise is...
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Pics, shoots and leaves: Ecologists turn digital cameras into climate change tools

Pics, shoots and leaves: Ecologists turn digital cameras into climate change tools | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
As digital cameras become better and cheaper, ecologists are turning these ubiquitous consumer devices into scientific tools to study how forests are responding to climate change.
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Pat of citizen science efforts on biodiversity science, too.  

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Wiley: How Citizen Science Tracked the Great Migration of the Painted Lady Butterfly | citizen science

Wiley: How Citizen Science Tracked the Great Migration of the Painted Lady Butterfly | citizen science | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Wiley: How Citizen Science Tracked the Great Migration of the Painted Lady Butterfly | @scoopit http://t.co/uZIquWAR...
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EyeWire - Help Map the Retinal Connectome

EyeWire - Help Map the Retinal Connectome | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Start playing and help map the retinal connectome!
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About the Christmas Bird Count | National Audubon Society Birds

About the Christmas Bird Count | National Audubon Society Birds | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
113th annual @audubonsociety Christmas Bird Count starts today! Learn more about this great citizen science project: http://t.co/E003sOlm
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Home Page

Home Page | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Providing nesting habitat for native pollinators through a community of citizen scientists. (Our citizen science website just got a series of updates thanks to our amazing web guru! When you have a...
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Infographic: Why Our Rivers Need a Citizen Science Movement

Infographic: Why Our Rivers Need a Citizen Science Movement | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
RT @write2kill: Infographic: Why Our Rivers Need a Citizen Science Movement | International Rivers http://t.co/mMJrqQ9X #water #rivers
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citizen scientists wanted to help with cyclone activity … | pindanpost

citizen scientists wanted to help with cyclone activity … | pindanpost | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
From Real Climate, a request for citizen research help in the study of cyclones. Not that I trust anything at this site, it would be useful research if used properly and not as just another propaganda effort.
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Citizen science project needs your help to catalog Africa's great animals | PRI.ORG

Citizen science project needs your help to catalog Africa's great animals | PRI.ORG | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Tracking Africa's wild animals requires a lot of science, a little technology and a whole lot of hard work. One project need your help in getting that work done.
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Review hails citizen scientists

Review hails citizen scientists | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
A review of more than 230 "citizen science" projects says the involvement of volunteers offers "high value to research, policy and practice".

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Crowdsourcing biodiversity watch

Crowdsourcing biodiversity watch | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Following the 2006 ban on sturgeon fishing, the Romanian town of Sfantu Gheorghe, located at the mouth of the Danube river, turned to other income source to replace its fishing based economy.
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Citizen Science, Citizen Policy | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network

Citizen Science, Citizen Policy | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
When you think of citizen science, what do you think of? I know in my case, I think of people out (maybe with their kids) measuring ...
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http://www.crowdsourcing.org/editorial/foldit-creators-on-the-intersection-of-gamification-and-citizen-science/22967

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National Geographic Genographic 2.0, Citizen Science | Scientific American

<i>National Geographic</i> Genographic 2.0, Citizen Science | Scientific American | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it

The Genographic Project is a multiyear research initiative that uses cutting-edge genetic and computational technologies to analyze historical patterns in DNA from participants around the world to better understand our human genetic roots. 

 

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Accelerating Scientific Discovery through Public Participation | iDigBio

Accelerating Scientific Discovery through Public Participation | iDigBio | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
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Citizen science and digitized bio-collections. Wow. Paper meets code.

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Citizen Science: How You Can Help Bees

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Citizen Scientists League - Scientific observation, experimentation, discovery and invention.
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Fishing for Answers with Citizen Science | Defenders of Wildlife Blog

Fishing for Answers with Citizen Science | Defenders of Wildlife Blog | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Fishers are mysterious creatures - scientists still aren't sure just how many of them live in the U.S., and this lack of data means the fisher can't qualify for the ...
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MIT researchers expand citizen science-powered...

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MIT researchers expand citizen science-powered brain-mapping effort. (MIT researchers expand citizen science-powered brain-mapping effort.
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Have a dog? Want to help science?

Have a dog? Want to help science? | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Record yourself playing with your puppies for 30-60 seconds and upload the vid to the Horowitz Dog Cognition Lab website! Dog-dog play has been, relatively, well studied.
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Open access chemistry, promoting high risk research, and how to do citizen science | Open Knowledge

Open access chemistry, promoting high risk research, and how to do citizen science | Open Knowledge | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
In this week's print issue I spoke to project leaders at the UK Ladybird Survey and the Ash Tag ash dieback tracking project about how to successfully use citizen science for research.
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SpotOn NYC: DIY Science – The Maker Movement, Citizen Science, and Education: A case for DIY science in the classroom | SpotOn

SpotOn NYC: DIY Science – The Maker Movement, Citizen Science, and Education: A case for DIY science in the classroom | SpotOn | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement, Citizen Science, and Education: A case for DIY science in the classroom http://t.co/4UewxqWQ
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Citizen science more than a century later: Ordinary people go online to track Gulf oil spill

Citizen science more than a century later: Ordinary people go online to track Gulf oil spill | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it
Researchers report on a new form of "citizen science," concluding that it can help assess health and environmental threats, such as those posed by the 2010 Gulf oil disaster.
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Citizen science may move into environmenta verification work.

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Ruffed Grouse Drumming Survey, Citizen Science | Scientific American

Ruffed Grouse Drumming Survey, Citizen Science | Scientific American | Citizen Science in Action | Scoop.it

The ruffed grouse is a forest species widely distributed across New York State. While some grouse are found in more mature forests, the greatest population densities are in younger-aged forests. These species prefer habitats in an early stage of succession such as young forests, shrublands, and old orchards and fields. As New York's forests grow older, these preferred habitats are declining, resulting in a decline in grouse and woodcock numbers since the 1960s. Turkey hunters in pursuit of that wary gobbler this spring are ideally suited for monitoring ruffed grouse during the breeding season.

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