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  • ITMO Launches an Open Call for Citizen Science Projects

    ITMO University together with the Russian Association of Communicators in Education and Science’s platform People of Science launches an Accelerator for citizen science projects in St. Petersburg. The initiative is supported by the Priority 2030 program.


  • ITMO student Daria Minakova on Internet of Bacteria and Citizen Science

    Daria Minakova is a third-year student at the Faculty of Biotechnology and one of the organizers of the Internet of Bacteria project, one of the early citizen science projects created by students and staff of ITMO University. I reached out to Daria to find out why she wanted to conduct the project, what is its importance and why they chose this research format.


  • Highlights of Another Break Down by Atoms Lecture at the Informational Center for Atomic Energy

    On February 16, scientists from three research institutions in St. Petersburg discussed the projects they are currently involved in. Mikhail Kurushkin, dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies, represented the university at the event. You can read about previous Break Down by Atoms lectures here and here.


  • How Citizen Science Helps Drive Research Forward

    On Russian Science Day, the Russian Association for Science Communication (AKSON) together with ITMO University, the Higher School of Economics (HSE), and Ural Federal University convened a meeting dedicated entirely to citizen science.


  • Winter Break at Home: Staying Fit, Sane, and Entertained

    With self-isolation strongly encouraged, it falls on all of us to remain responsible and stay at home. But how do you stay fit, active, and in good spirits when spending the winter break indoors? We’ve prepared a round-up of all the great tips on weathering self-isolation, self-care, and keeping yourself entertained at home.


  • New Citizen Science Project Helps Researchers Find Volunteers

    Launched in October, the Liudi Nauki (“People of Science” – Ed.) website helps regular citizens participate in research – and scientists to find volunteers for their projects. The website has already over 40 different offers for volunteers. Learn more about the project and its mission in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • New SCAMT Project: Citizen Science, Alternative Power Sources And Distributed Lab

    ITMO’s SCAMT and Kuban State University (KubSU) launch a citizen science project Internet of Bacteria. Its goal is to collect data on bacteria that produce electric energy, and the soils these inhabit.


  • Zooniverse: Help Study Polar Animals While Staying at Home

    If by the end of the second week of self-isolation  you’re already almost out of TV shows and books that you’ve been wanting to watch or read for some time, this is an article for you! It turns out that thanks to the Zooniverse project, you can participate in the initial processing of data on the population of animals that inhabit the polar regions, as well as partake in other projects, without leaving your home. ITMO.NEWS assistant editor Konstantin Krylov spent last week doing that, and is now sharing his experience.


  • Citizen Science: How to Contribute to Research From the Comfort of Your Home

    Citizen science is a global trend that has emerged in the recent decades. Today’s researchers often have to deal with the need to collect and process massive amounts of data. When machine learning algorithms can’t help, or when particularly thorough analysis is required, crowdsourcing comes to aid. And you don’t always need to be a specialist to take part: some projects are accessible to regular citizens or even children. In this article, we explore some of the ways you can contribute to scientific research from the comfort of your home.


  • Two-Minute Beach Cleans and Plastic-Identifying AI: How Citizen Science Combats Plastic Waste in Oceans

    Plastic waste has become a global environmental threat. The production of plastic has seen exponential growth, increasing from 1.7 million tons in the 1950s to 335 million tons in 2016 (PlasticsEurope 2017). Incorrect disposal of this material leads to a stark upsurge of its presence in natural environments. Information about the rapidly escalating situation with marine waste is crucial for finding a solution to this global crisis and saving thousands of animal species. That’s why today a range of citizen science projects have emerged that aim to gather data about marine pollution and step up volunteer effort to clean away the rubbish where it is possible. This article presents some of the local projects by participating in which you can contribute to the solution of the global issue in question.