ScienceAtHome is an online platform for collaborative volunteer research, where people are invited to play scientific games, have fun and contribute to real discoveries on quantum physics, and human thinking. The team behind the project consists of scientists, game developers, designers and visual artists based at Aarhus University of Denmark and creates scientific games, with the aim to revolutionise scientific research and teaching by game-play.
The goal of the dissemination is to engage citizens to the project objectives, hence to create a community around the games developed, to maximise the input of results gathered from users’ gameplay.
The project "Open Science in Haiti and Francophone Africa (SOHA) " is part of the OCSD Network funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The project consists of action research, entitled “Open science as a collective tool for development of the power to act and of cognitive justice in Haiti and Francophone Africa: towards a roadmap”. The objective is twofold: to understand the obstacles to the emergence of an open science culture in Francophone Africa and Haiti while creating a favourable environment to achieve the goal of an open science culture.
The Gut project is a one-person project founded by Giulia Enders, with the aim to explain the functionality of a very complex organ, the gut, in a basic language that is understandable for the general audience. The project also wants to initiate discussions around this topic, which are usually avoided by people.
As a PhD student in Medicine, Enders was fascinated with the functioning of the gut. So she decided to investigate and study this complex organ, the importance of which is usually underestimated. After her success in several science slams in 2012, she got an offer to write a book about the gut. Her book (published in March 2014) was a huge success, because of the way she explains the complex process of digestion. She presents facts in a simple way, understandable for the broader audience, and she uses a lot of humour at the same time.
The article “Brain Projects Think Big” was published October 13, 2013, the early stages of the Human Brain Project . The goal was to provide a younger audience with an understanding of the Human Brain Project. The project is primarily a systematic cataloguing of everything that is known about the brain, as well as, the development of ingenious experimental and theoretical methods to probe the brain, and put together all learnings into a computer model of the brain.
Polymath projects, also known as massively collaborative online mathematics, represents a form of open Internet collaboration aimed towards a major mathematical goal, usually to solve yet unsolved mathematical problems.