Wikiconference North America

Wikipedia is one of the most widely used and freely accessible knowledgebases. As one of the largest, crowdsourced resources, many researchers are engaged in making the Wikimedia platform more useful in scientific research—including researchers from our lab here at The Scripps Research Institute. If you’re interested in how Wikipedia and Wikidata are being used in science, you should check out...
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Crowdsourcing for information extraction and for peer review

If it hasn’t been evident enough from the Gene Wiki activity, or BioGPS’s community expandable resources (plugins), or our citizen science initiative, Mark2Cure, we’re very enthusiastic about crowdsourcing and community-based resources here in the Su Lab. If you’ve been following Mark2Cure, you may know that our beta experiment focused on named entity recognition for...
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New doc set! It’s a small one, but we can’t finish it without you!

Our new doc set is focused on misfolded proteins and the mitochondria. Mitochondria are the power plants of the cell and can be affected by the ER stress response. As mentioned in our Oxidative Stress doc set, ER stress can be triggered by protein misfolding and the aggregation of misfolded proteins. Deficiency in N-glycanase 1 is expected to result in the aggregation of N-glycosylated proteins....
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New Doc Set and a preliminary look at the data generated by Mark2Cure

Thanks to the Mark2Cure community, two doc sets have now been completed: Alacrima and Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG). The CDG doc set was large, encompassing over 480 biomedical research abstracts. We are launching another large set today on Oxidative Stress, and will need all the help we can get to complete it. Please visit http://mark2cure.org and login or click ‘start...
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The Mark2Cure beta experiment is 28% complete!

Our beta experiment is now 28% complete thanks to all of you. If you haven’t joined the beta experiment, please join now! We could really use your help to finish this experiment. If you’re hesitant because you don’t have a science background, take the leap. You really don’t need a science background to help. You just need to 1. be willing to learn, and 2. want to help. If...
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Only 1 week left to submit a paper for the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing

Deadline is NEXT WEEK! The 2015 Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing will be held from Jan 4-8 on Kohala Coast in Hawaii! Andrew and Ben (together with collaborators Robert and Zhiyong at NCBI) are organizing the session on Crowdsourcing and Mining Crowd Data. For the session to be remotely decent, they need manuscript submissions. Submissions will be vigorously peer-reviewed and accepted papers...
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