Fitbit's 150 Billion Hours of Heart Data Reveal Secrets About Health
Fitibit's wristbands have collected 150 billion hours' worth of heart-rate data from people around the world. For the first time, the company offered a look inside that data, to see how lifestyle, location, age, and gender affects our health and longevity.
Citizen Science Can Make Systematic Reviews Faster and More Efficient
Citizen science: crowdsourcing for systematic reviews looks at how people can contribute their expertise to scientific studies using new online platforms - even if they don’t think of themselves as researchers or scientists.
Call for Action: Horizon Europe Needs a Specific Programme for Funding Science, Society and Citizens' Initiatives
There is an urgent need to strengthen funding for the interaction between science and society, but the EU's proposal for Horizon Europe does not foresee a programme dedicated to Science with and for Society.
Open Science and Its Role in Universities: A Roadmap for Cultural Change
LERU's paper discussing the eight pillars of Open Science identified by the European Commission: the future of scholarly publishing, FAIR data, the European Open Science Cloud, education and skills, rewards and incentives, next-generation metrics, research integrity, and citizen science.
The NSF encourages people to help build a better, more informed society by participating in Citizen Science, or Public Participation in Scientific Research in a program designed to engage the public in addressing societal needs and accelerating science, technology, and innovation.
Can we as a community provide citizen scientists worldwide a chance to publish open access peer reviewed articles without significant cost through a competitive publication fee subsidy scheme where each application is reviewed by the national science funding agency?