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An Interview with FundaGeek’s Dan Gutierrez

Recently I asked the Founder and President, Dan Gutierrez to tell us more about FundaGeek and their approach to funding, as well as what this could mean for citizen science projects of all sizes.
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Audubon’s 112th Christmas Bird Count Reigns as a Model for “Crowd Science” | BirdLife Community

Audubon’s 112th Christmas Bird Count Reigns as a Model for “Crowd Science” | BirdLife Community | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The longest running Citizen Science survey in the world, Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place from December 14, 2011 to January 5, 2012.
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Dear David Cameron, being a ‘research patient’ is one thing, it’s being a ‘research citizen’ that interests us more

Dear David Cameron, being a ‘research patient’ is one thing, it’s being a ‘research citizen’ that interests us more | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Wall-to-wall coverage of the Prime Minister's speech yesterday about life sciences and putting the NHS at the heart of innovation. All a bit frustrating therefore, that the full transcript of his ...
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Scientists looking for help to ID whale songs - DigitalJournal.com

Scientists looking for help to ID whale songs - DigitalJournal.com | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
DigitalJournal.comScientists looking for help to ID whale songsDigitalJournal.comThe Whale Song Project, presented by Scientific American and by the Citizen Science Alliance within its Zooniverse project suite, is inviting citizen scientists to...
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Citizen Scientists

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Ordinary people are taking control of their health data, making their DNA public and running their own experiments. Their big question: Why should science be limited to professionals?
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Citizen Science as Participatory Science

Citizen Science as Participatory Science | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
This post continues to the theme of the previous one, and is also based on the chapter that will appear next year in the book:
Sui, D.Z., Elwood, S. and M.F. Goodchild (eds.), 2012. Volunteered Ge...
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SciStarter – new and improved citizen science clearinghouse | In ...

SciStarter – new and improved citizen science clearinghouse | In ... | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
SciStarter – new and improved citizen science clearinghouse. Posted on November 21, 2011. Scistarter. The new Scistarter website. I love participating in citizen science projects. I am starting my second winter with Project FeederWatch ...
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Citizen scientists help fight sudden oak death in Bay Area ...

Citizen scientists help fight sudden oak death in Bay Area ... | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Symptoms of P. ramorum infection in a tree in the UK. [Source:(2004) Stopping the Rot, PLoS Biology 2(7)] I found this link in a National Phenology Network email update today. Scientists are concerned about the rise in the ...
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How crowdsourcing is changing science - The Boston Globe

How crowdsourcing is changing science  - The Boston Globe | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Want to help cure AIDS, decipher ancient texts, and spot new galaxies? Now you can.
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Citizen Science Success « Florida Keys Hawkwatch

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Citizen Science Success. November 13, 2011. by Rafael A. Gálvez. Florida Keys Hawkwatch 2011 could not have been possible without the untiring contributions of volunteers. The project managed to fulfill its monitoring duties by ...
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Partnerships between local and scientific knowledge | Citizen ...

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Citizen Science Community Forum ... The growing field of 'Public Participation in Scientific Research' is increasingly recognized to have benefits for environmental education and scientific and community-based research.
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More on Fukushima Crowdsources Radiation Monitoring

I invested in this project through Kickstarter. Warms my heart.

 

This is a good piece, and an excellent example of citizen science in action, and many of the problems faced when dealing with a slippery scientific problem like radiation monitoring.

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Citizen Science Initiatives on YourGardenShow.com

Citizen Science Initiatives on YourGardenShow.com | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Citizen Science - The Great Sunflower Project on YourGardenShow.com (Wondering what to do now that the garden is slowing down?
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A Matchmaking Service to Unite Scientists and Citizen Volunteers - Forbes

A Matchmaking Service to Unite Scientists and Citizen Volunteers - Forbes | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
SciStarter.com When an earthquake shook the mid-Atlantic states this summer, the US Geological Survey got help gauging the accuracy of its seismographic equipment from ScienceforCitizens.net users who Tweeted details about their location and the...
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Could ‘Citizen Science’ Be Better Than Academy Science?

Could ‘Citizen Science’ Be Better Than Academy Science? | Citizen Science | Scoop.it

We know it can .The peer review is better and it scales.

 

A new approach to modern scholarship, called crowd science or citizen science and utilizing volunteers from around the world, turns science into games. Already it is making contributions to the science of ecology, medicine and astronomy.

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The Rise of Citizen Scientists | IdeaFeed | Big Think

The Rise of Citizen Scientists | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A growing group of individuals, who call themselves 'health hackers' or 'citizen scientists', are taking control of their personal health data, and sometimes they interact privately with research institutions to enable meaningful ...
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Citizen Science Musings: Amateurs and Academics

Citizen Science Musings: Amateurs and Academics | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
While the process of accreditation can do much to give the school a more efficient administration and better business model, the academic side gives me pause. It seems that the process increasingly hardens the boundaries between academic disciplines.
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China to Cancel College Majors That Don’t Pay

China to Cancel College Majors That Don’t Pay | Citizen Science | Scoop.it

Could this be where student loans are headed?Taxpayers will only make "safer" investments in young people? Seems rather naive. 

 

Much like the U.S., China is aiming to address a problematic demographic that has recently emerged: a generation of jobless graduates. China’s solution to that problem, however, has some in the country scratching their heads.

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» DIY Biotech Hacker Space Opens in NYC

» DIY Biotech Hacker Space Opens in NYC | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
A cadre of science entrepreneurs recently opened Genspace, the world's first government-compliant community biotech laboratory.
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@BoraZ – Science online’s BlogFather on Science Outreach and Education | Sigma BioBlogs

Read our interview with Bora Zivkovic on his ways of getting the word out on science education and using social media to communicate and collaborate.
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Broodmapper: Honey Bee Development and Citizen Science

Broodmapper: Honey Bee Development and Citizen Science | Citizen Science | Scoop.it

This is a great project. Let's help crowsource this!

 

Broodmapper.com is an interactive environment where you can learn to inspect honey bee colonies. Reed Johnson at The Ohio State University OARDC is investigating Miticide and Fungicide Interactions and their effect on honey bee brood survival and development. As a part of that study, Broodmapper.com is used to determine the cell contents using photographs of combs from experimental colonies. Anyone can volunteer to help identify the cell contents in these photographs and hone their skills in inspecting colonies.

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I'm curating citizen science on Google+ now. Follow my page here.

 

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Broader Perspective: Citizen science health tools

Broader Perspective: Citizen science health tools | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
The number of citizen science health and biology projects has been growing in the last few years due to a confluence of factors. Some of these include the plummeting cost of DNA sequencing, the availability of bioinformatics ...
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How crowdsourcing is changing science - The Boston Globe

How crowdsourcing is changing science  - The Boston Globe | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
Want to help cure AIDS, decipher ancient texts, and spot new galaxies? Now you can. (RT @FlotsamDiaries: The power of citizen science, crowdsourcing, and "the democratization of discovery"!
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Citizen Science and the Genius of Crowds

Citizen Science and the Genius of Crowds | Citizen Science | Scoop.it
We have mentioned many of the examples found in the article, but I recommend it in any case because it serves as a good review article, i.e., an article that summarizes the state of the art of crowdsourced science.
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