Happy Memorial Day weekend!

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic, so we've got plenty of news and info to share with you. First of all, if you haven't seen it yet, Cochrane Crowd has posted about about our joint webinar and the #MedLitBlitz. If you missed the webinar or had technical difficulties/time zone issues with it, it's available on youtube. The prize packages for the top three participants of #MedLitBlitz are...
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2016 – A busy year for Gene Wiki and WikiData

I knew it! Last year, I struggled with the year-end post for the Gene Wiki/WikiData (AKA the Gene WikiData) project because the Gene WikiData team was incredibly active. I learned my lesson, and attempted to better track their activity earlier this year with a running tally. Still, the Gene WikiData team was so productive, I still had trouble keeping up with everything they did! They’ve...
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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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Mark2Curathon and the San Diego Citizen Science Day Expo

Mark your calendars, the Mark2Curathon is coming! If you didn’t know, next week (April 10th to April 16th) is National Public Library (NPL) Week in the US. In addition to NPL week, April 15th is MicroVolunteering Day followed by Citizen Science Day on April 16th. This kind of timing warrants a special kind of event, hence we’ll be having a Mark2Curathon from April 15th to April 16th. We will...
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Citizen Science Day Expo

(Updated 2016.04.08) We’ve been working with the La Jolla Public Library to commemorate the inaugural Citizen Science Day in the US. There will be a small Citizen Science Day Expo in San Diego which will showcase some of the many local citizen science projects that could use your help. If you’re in San Diego on April 16th, please join us! In addition to an exhibition in the community room...
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One day left to get your papers in for the Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing

The deadline has been extended to Aug 4th which is tomorrow! 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...
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