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Better Living through Citizen Science

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By Eva Lewandowski
May 20, 2016 9:23 AMNov 19, 2019 8:53 PM


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Life-changing citizen science.

People just like you are advancing medical research. Wondering where to start?

Our editors have selected six projects to get you started. Find more than 1,600 citizen science projects and events in the SciStarter Global Project Finder.


The SciStarter Team


Ribonucleic acid, or RNA, is an important type of molecule found in all living things. With Eterna, you can solve puzzles to create RNA-based medicines. Design your own projects and partner with professional scientists to publish research.

Get started!

Autoimmune Citizen Science

Track your chronic illness treatments and symptoms with this new app to drive autoimmune research through data aggregation.

Get started!

Photo: uMotif Limited

100 for Parkinson's

You can contribute to research into Parkinson's Disease by tracking 10 aspects of your health for 100 days. Just use your mobile phone or tablet to record information on things like sleep, diet and stress.

Get started!


What are the links between genes, lifestyles, and health? Provide information on all three, get genetic risks profiles, and find open-access literature about gene variants on this site.

Get started!

Photo: Counter Culture Labs

Open Insulin

Join a team of biohackers in CA who are developing an open source protocol to produce insulin. That's right.

Get started! 

Photo: Human Computation Institute


Patients with Alzheimer's often suffer from reduced blood flow to the brain. Help build virtual models of blood vessels to pinpoint these clogs and advance Alzheimer's research. Sign up now!

Get started!

Citizen Science Day

SciStarter is a proud partner of Citizen Science Day, presented by the Citizen Science Association. Get involved through May 21!

Find an event near you!

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