The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
If you can read, you can help
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
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Requirements & Commitment
Computer, Internet Access, pointing device (like a mouse)