Our sister site, SciStarter, (a site that helps make it easier for people to learn about and get involved in formal and informal research projects), *just* launched this contest with Instructables and Discover Magazine to formally start bridging the gap between hackers and citizen scientists:
https://scistarter.com/contest
And we are SO proud to share this report highlighting outcomes of a recent pilot project produced by an organization we co-founded (ecastnetwork.org) to bring regular people into important science policy conversations…there are additional citizen science elements at play here, too!:
https://ecastnetwork.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/report-from-global-citizens-consultation-released-at-the-un-convention/
Formal outcomes of this international project are being shared right now in India and the U.S. National implications will be shared on December 6, 2012 at a briefing at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars followed by a Capitol Hill briefing early next year. Stay tuned.

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