Biomedical Citizen Science Hub

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The Biomedical Citizen Science Hub is sponsored by the Division of Cancer Biology and the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health. Our intent is to create an online collaboration space for the growing and virtually dispersed biomedical citizen science resources, projects, references, methods, and communities to be discovered and engaged by interested stakeholders. This hub is designed to enable the community to:

  • Promote the evaluation of citizen science methods and assess which kinds of scientific questions are best-addressed using citizen science approaches.
  • Share knowledge, common practices, and successful citizen science methodologies to the biomedical citizen science research community and other stakeholders.
  • Build expertise and resources to support the rapidly growing field of citizen science.
  • Advocate for and support open and citizen-inclusive (empowered) data sharing and the development of tools and platforms necessary to do this effectively.
  • Foster communication and interaction among the geographically dispersed biomedical citizen science practitioners.
  • Assess the infrastructure and computational demands associated with direct engagement of patients and the public in data collection, data donation, and data analysis.
  • Investigate and maintain informational resources on the ethical, legal, and social implications of research that uses citizen science methods.