To get a clearer picture of our past and current research team, please see the Team listing.
Current Research Team
Over time, we have had the pleasure of working with a talent group of students, research assistants, and collaborators.
If you're interested in collaborating as a researcher, please e-mail Edith Law.
This policy describes (1) the policies associated with contributing to our platform and (2) both what information we collect and how it is used and shared.
Terms of Service
This Terms of Service ("Terms") is our terms of service that governs our relationship with users and others who interact with CrowdCurio. By using or accessing CrowdCurio, or any of its projects, you agree to this Terms of Service.
2. Contributing to CrowdCurio
CrowdCurio is a platform that furthers scientific research by enlisting the help of members of the public (i.e., you) to create, analyze, interpret, and discuss scientific data. When you participate in one of CrowdCurio's projects, you grant the CrowdCurio research team and its collaborators the right to use your contributions in whatever way necessary for furthering scientific research. Additionally, we require that you must be the legal owner of any data (e.g., annotations, images) that you add or contribute to CrowdCurio.
3. Data Ownership
Any data that you add or contribute to CrowdCurio will remain under your ownership. This includes contributions made to any of CrowdCurio's projects. At any time, you have the right to request that your contributions be anonymized and removed from our system.
4. Publication Acknowledgment
The primary goal of our work alongside our collaborators is to further research in the sciences and humanities. In many cases, research culminates in the form of publishes articles. By participating in our projects, we do not guarantee any form of authorship nor acknowledgment in any current or future publications.
I. What information do we collect?
- Things you do and information you provide: We collect the content and other information you provide when you use CrowdCurio, including when you sign up for an account, contribute to a project, and participate in an experiment.
- Device information: On occasion, we collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you access our system, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent experiences across your devices.
We are passionate about people-powered scientific research. We use all of the information we have to help us provide and support our work. Here’s how:
- Scientific research: We are able to host our platform because of your involvement in scientific research. We collaborate with teams of scientists and researchers to let you contribute to furthering their work in a variety of work. Along with our collaborators, we use your information to facilitate new discoveries for their research.
- Human-computer interaction research: As human-comptuer interaction researchers, our work focuses on how to improve citizen science in general. We use your information to study how and where citizen science platforms and experiences can be improved. We may also use your information for improving human-computer intearction reserach outside the space of citizen science.
- Improving CrowdCurio: diee use your information to drive the design of our platform. We analyze your information to determine what functionality our platform may lack and monitor your future information to assess the usefulness of new functionality.
Researchers use our platform to enlist you in contributing answers to real scientific research questions. Here's how both we and our collaborators share your information:
- Publications: Your information may be shared in the form of published journal articles, conference proceedings, or academic reports.
- Presentations: Your information may be shared in a presentation to an audience at conferences, technical workshops, or public demonstrations.
Any questions or legal concerns should be directed via e-mail to Edith Law.