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NIH Citizen Science Working Group

The NIH Citizen Science Working Group is composed of members from across the 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health. Our members are interested in investigating the use of citizen science and advancing the incorporation of citizen science methodologies in biomedical research in a way that maintains the high level of scientific and ethical standards of the NIH.

We are part of a larger federal open innovation community.

We work with other federal agencies to learn about their citizen science, crowdsourcing, and challenge competition efforts. We also participate in the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (FedCCS), a trans-agency group that shares developments and best practices in the field.

Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Contacts at the NIH and NCI

Email citizenscience@nih.gov for all inquiries or for additional information.

Jennifer Couch, PhD
NIH Citizen Science Coordinator
couchj@mail.nih.gov
Interests and expertise: cancer, serious games, innovative collaboration methods.

Ellen Mintz, PhD
NIH Citizen Science Working Group Support
ellen.mintz@nih.gov
Interests and expertise: patient engagement, clinical trials, data science.

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