Winners (and prizes) of CitSciMedBlitz 🏆 🎉

!!! Updated! We accidentally missed out two CitSciMedBlitz triathletes: Christiane and Laurie. Our apologies for the mix up! 💜 See edit results below...

Hope you all had a blast during the first-of-its-kind CitSciMed Blitz last week! And… the results are finally in!

There were three separate challenges during the blitz: Stall Catchers, Mark2Cure, Cochrane Crowd. Here’s a recap of what the tasks on these platforms are:

– Stall Catchers - speeding up Alzheimer’s disease research by playing an online game to find stalled blood vessels in mouse brains.

– Mark2Cure - finding clues about rare diseases by extracting information from biomedical abstracts.

– Cochrane Crowd - improving health evidence by identifying studies that provide the best possible evidence of the effectiveness of a health treatment

Everyone could choose whether to participate in just one, two or all three challenges, and 14 participants joined all three! Each and every one of YOU who did will receive a “CitSciMed Blitz Triathlete” digital badge, issued by us – the Human Computation Institute :) the badge goes to:

Moreover, the “triathletes” qualified for a special triple citizen science trophy… and we’re about to tell you who won… (drummmmmms 🥁)

🏆 Michael Landau – originally one of the Stall Catchers, scored highest across the three platforms!!

We will be mailing the special custom-built trophy to Michael from Technarium hackerspace in Lithuania, where it is currently being cooked up :)

Not only that, Michael had loads of feedback and insightful questions (as he’s had during his many months of catching too!) for Mark2Cure & Cochrane Crowd, which is always highly valued :) other catchers contributed to the feedback too - head to our forum and join the conversation: here and here.

But that’s not all… Trophies will go to the winner of each separate platform as well! And here’s the top scorers:

-- Stall Catchers 🏆 – Michael Capraro (caprarom), one of our super catchers ! Michael took the absolute leader position in the Stall Catchers challenge finishing 1st at score, total movies, and real (non-training) movies analyzed.

Top 10 rankings:

Everyone who made it to one of the challenge leaderboards on Stall Catchers before the challenge ended will also be receiving Stall Catchers souvenir keychains!!

-- Mark2Cure 🏆Kien Pong Yap!

Full rankings:

The runners up - Andamz and SOgnenis - will receive special Mark2Cure mugs!

-- Cochrane Crowd 🏆 – Nikolaos Sideris!

Top 10 rankings:

Besides the trophy, Cochrane Crowd challenge runners up in 2 to 10 positions on the leaderboard will receive copies of "Testing Treatments" - a book by Iain Chalmers.

Congratulations all participants!! And stay tuned* for more CitSciMedBlitz stats ... :)

* while you wait, check out this awesome write up of the blitz by Mark2Cure and this one by Cochrane Crowd, and a recap of the Mark2Cure challenge here.

Egle (seplute)

Citizen Science Coordinator at EyesOnALZ, crazy about democratization of science & community participation :)


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