Help researchers find clues to understand a rare disease--from home!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

If you can read, you can help

About

There are over 20 million articles indexed in Pubmed, and roughly one article published every THIRTY seconds, biomedical literature represents an exciting and challenging big data issue. Coupled with the fact that most articles contain a lot of important but unstructured information, and that natural language processing is a challenging computational problem; Mark2Cure is a citizen science and volunteer-based approach to dealing with this issue.

For more information or to jump right in and get started, please visit http://mark2cure.org

As a web-based citizen science app, Mark2Cure enables non-scientists to help annotate biomedical literature. This builds the foundation of a biomedical literature-based knowledgebase that is crucial for the development of text mining programs and algorithms.

Anyone who can read is welcome to contribute. Our participants range from highschoolers to retirees. Our current campaign targets NGLY1-deficiency, an ultra rare disease affecting children.

If you can read, you can help. Start now: http://mark2cure.org

Skills

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • English

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Computer, Internet Access, pointing device (like a mouse)

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