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"Given the necessity for rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic, we need many eyes to review and collectively vet mo...
05/04/2020
Call for transparency of COVID-19 models

"Given the necessity for rapid response to the coronavirus pandemic, we need many eyes to review and collectively vet model assumptions, parameterizations, and algorithms to ensure the most accurate modeling possible. Transparency engenders public trust and is the best defense against misunderstanding, misuse, and deliberate misinformation about models and their results. We need to engage as many experts as possible for improving the ability of models to represent epidemiological, social, and economic dynamics so that we can best respond to the crisis and plan effectively to mitigate its wider impacts.

We strongly urge all scientists modeling the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and its consequences for health and society to rapidly and openly publish their code (along with specifying the type of data required, model parameterizations, and any available documentation) so that it is accessible to all scientists around the world. We offer sincere thanks to the many teams that are already sharing their models openly. Proprietary black boxes and code withheld for competitive motivations have no place in the global crisis we face today. As soon as possible, please place your code in a trusted digital repository (1) so that it is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (2)."

A hallmark of science is the open exchange of knowledge. At this time of crisis, it is more important than ever for scientists around the world to openly share their knowledge, expertise, tools, and technology. Scientific models are critical tools for anticipating, predicting, and responding to comp...

I Would Rather Be Talking Science
04/22/2020

I Would Rather Be Talking Science

"The Crowd the Tap mission is to ensure safe drinking water in the United States. Our goal is to identify areas for tap ...
04/02/2020
NLM - SciStarter

"The Crowd the Tap mission is to ensure safe drinking water in the United States. Our goal is to identify areas for tap water testing and infrastructure replacement. This project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University.

You can help us prioritize areas for testing and replacement by completing a simple survey about your home. The questions are quick and easy!

Participating in this inventory will connect you with others in your neighborhood and beyond who want to make drinking water safe for all."

SciStarter connects people to citizen science projects, citizen scientists, and resources. Real science we can do together.

The Health eHeart Study is the first of its kind - an electronic clinical research study that will gather long-term info...
02/10/2020
Health eHeart Study - SciStarter

The Health eHeart Study is the first of its kind - an electronic clinical research study that will gather long-term information about participants’ health and behaviors with the latest technologies.
The goal of this study is to hone in on more specific predictors of heart disease by taking into account each person’s unique profile in relation to our constantly evolving world.

We need people of all ages and from all backgrounds to tease out the reasons behind heart disease. The only criteria is that the participants are 18 years and older. We are looking to enroll up to 1 million participants worldwide.

The Health eHeart Study is the first of its kind - an electronic clinical research study that will gather long-term information about participants' health and behaviors with the latest technologies. The goal of this study is to hone in on more specific predictors of heart disease by taking into acco...

Public Lab
01/13/2020
Public Lab

Public Lab

From our feature in Make: Magazine, executive director Shannon Dosemagen shares the roots of Public Lab and community science.

Public Lab
12/18/2019
Public Lab

Public Lab

From Environmental Data & Governance Initiative: Ever so quietly, the door will close on what has arguably become the most accessible and user-friendly portal created by the federal government for letting Americans know about the toxics lurking next door.

Sh*t Academics Say
11/14/2019

Sh*t Academics Say

Rana Awdish MD
10/12/2019

Rana Awdish MD

This is the rejection letter for the work that just won the Nobel Prize.

Believe in yourself.

Everyone else will catch up eventually.

This is Not your mama's science page
09/01/2019

This is Not your mama's science page

Freebie!

All of Us Research Program to expand public engagement efforts with new partner awards | National Institutes of Health (...
08/26/2019
All of Us Research Program to expand public engagement efforts with new partner awards | National Institutes of Health (NIH) — All of Us

All of Us Research Program to expand public engagement efforts with new partner awards | National Institutes of Health (NIH) — All of Us

All of Us Research Program to expand public engagement efforts with new partner awards | Contact:[email protected] (301) 827-6877 The All of Us Research Program, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a combined $9.1 million in initial funding to two organizations to further....

"This summer, we are recruiting citizen scientists to collect data through a platform called ISeeChange, which investiga...
06/28/2019
NOAA - SciStarter

"This summer, we are recruiting citizen scientists to collect data through a platform called ISeeChange, which investigates how weather and climate are changing over time. After signing up, you can participate from anywhere using just a smart phone or computer! Through the app, you can post observations about how the heat is affecting you and the areas around you. These observations help the museum and our scientist partners understand the hottest points in the greater Boston area in order to build better resiliency plans. To get started on this fun citizen science opportunity, head to www.scistarter.org/noaa.

You can keep an eye out for more information about our project on the Museum of Science website and on the SciStarter blog or email [email protected] with any questions."

All of Us Research Program Launches Data Browser, Offering Preview of Landmark Health Database | National Institutes of ...
05/06/2019
All of Us Research Program Launches Data Browser, Offering Preview of Landmark Health Database | National Institutes of Health (NIH) — All of Us

All of Us Research Program Launches Data Browser, Offering Preview of Landmark Health Database | National Institutes of Health (NIH) — All of Us

All of Us Research Program Launches Data Browser, Offering Preview of Landmark Health Database | NIH’s All of Us Research Program has announced the beta release of its interactive Data Browser to provide a first look at the data that participants are sharing for health research. Participants, rese...

Community Mapping Fellowship
03/18/2019
Community Mapping Fellowship

Community Mapping Fellowship

When: April 5th - June 30th Where: this fellowship is not geographically restricted, Commitmen...

UC terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded researc...
02/28/2019
UC terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research

UC terminates subscriptions with world’s largest scientific publisher in push for open access to publicly funded research

As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s key goal: securing universal...

RedPenBlackPen
12/21/2018

RedPenBlackPen

New comic: Predatory publishing

Open Humans: A platform for participant-centered research and personal data exploration
12/06/2018
Open Humans: A platform for participant-centered research and personal data exploration

Open Humans: A platform for participant-centered research and personal data exploration

Background: Many aspects of our lives are now digitized and connected to the internet. As a result, individuals are now creating and collecting more personal data than ever before. This offers an unprecedented chance for fields of human subject research ranging from the social sciences to precision....

Check out this #citizenscience project about your small, many-legged housemates:"This project aims to document the speci...
08/21/2018
Never Home Alone: The Wild Life of Homes

Check out this #citizenscience project about your small, many-legged housemates:

"This project aims to document the species that live indoors with humans, including but not exclusive to arthropods. In studying the arthropods (insects and their kin) in Raleigh, North Carolina we found more than one thousand species in homes. As we have studied homes in other cities, we have found even more species, some of them new to science, virtually all of them poorly studied. No one is ever really home alone. With this new iNaturalist project we now seek your help in recording the species in homes around the world. We suspect that in boldly studying basements, bedrooms and bathrooms that together we can make big new discoveries even before we open the front door."

In studying life, scientists have overlooked many regions. Some regions have not been studied because they are so remote. Others because they are so diverse that it is hard to know where to even begin. Then there is the great indoors, which we believe has been understudied in part because it is so i...

06/28/2018
DIY Science

DIY Science

In Baltimore, sometimes referred to as the heroin capital of the U.S., a group of teenagers have developed an app that can track bad batches of drugs and alert nearby users. The so-called Bad Batch Boys believe that giving the information to the people that need it most has the potential to save countless lives.

Want to help advance the science of soothing?
05/24/2018
projectsoothe

Want to help advance the science of soothing?

The goal of Project Soothe is to invite the public to help us create a bank of soothing images that we can use in future research and psychotherapy.

Want to do some delicious #citizenscience?
05/20/2018
Sourdough for Science

Want to do some delicious #citizenscience?

Sourdough for Science This project can be completed at home or in the classroom. About this lesson Humans have baked bread for over 10,000 years. All over the world, different cultures bake their own unique breads – and have for centuries. Yet we know almost nothing about the microbes that truly m...

Check out this research seeking funding on Experiment!
04/30/2018
Potent human antibody treatment for rabies disease

Check out this research seeking funding on Experiment!

Rabies infection is almost always fatal in humans. The current treatment for a bite from a rabid animal (injection of human serum from immunized people) is often in short supply, especially in developing world settings. We aim to find antibodies from a rabies-vaccinated donor, using blood taken...

Have you got the guts to join this #citizenscience project?
04/23/2018
Got Guts? on SciStarter

Have you got the guts to join this #citizenscience project?

Got Guts? is a citizen science project to compare gut morpohology across species.

Happy Spring! Check out this #CitizenScience project on SciStarter to contribute to science from your own back yard.
04/02/2018
Nature's Notebook on SciStarter

Happy Spring! Check out this #CitizenScience project on SciStarter to contribute to science from your own back yard.

Nature's Notebook is a citizen science project to help scientists take the pulse of our planet!

Proofreading Proteins | HMS
02/26/2018
Proofreading Proteins | HMS

Proofreading Proteins | HMS

Researchers in the lab of geneticist George Church at Harvard Medical School have made two new advances in their ongoing efforts to safely and precisely expand the genetic code of life.

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