Name of the organization/project in the original language: 
Human Computation Institute / EyesOnALZ
Name of the organization/project in English: 
Human Computation Institute / EyesOnALZ
Please select the type of your organization/project: 
Research institute
Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.: 
The Human Computation Institute is a nonprofit innovation center dedicated to the betterment of society through novel methods leveraging the complementary strengths of networked humans and machines. We strive to engineer sustainable participatory systems that have a profound impact on health, humanitarian, and educational outcomes. A current initiative, EyesOnALZ, is a citizen science project that crowdsources Alzheimer’s disease research for the Schaffer – Nishimura Lab at Cornell University. In October 2016 EyesOnALZ released its first citizen science game – Stall Catchers – which helps to open up Alzheimer’s research to the public.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?: 
One of our current initiatives, EyesOnALZ, is a citizen science project that crowdsources Alzheimer’s disease research for the Schaffer – Nishimura Lab at Cornell University. In October 2016 EyesOnALZ released its first citizen science game – Stall Catchers – which helps to open up Alzheimer’s research to the public. Today we have 8,000 registered users and aim to expand our community to 30,000 volunteers by the end of 2018. We have developed methods to improve classification efficiency by a factor of three and reduce the risk of data manipulation on our platform. These methods generalize to other citizen science platforms. We are also investigating the behavioral effects of task feedback on our platform. We seek to share and discuss these and future results with our ECSA peers and find out what others are doing in the field.
Name of Citizen Science Project: 
EyesOnALZ
Project URL: 
http://stallcatchers.com
Brief description of project: 
Stall Catchers is an online game that anyone can play to speed up Alzheimer's disease research. By playing the game, volunteers help analyze Cornell University research data that could lead to a treatment target.
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Biology
Chemistry
Health
Medicine
Please indicate the approximate geographical scale of the project.: 
International
Project social media contacts: 
https://twitter.com/eyesonalz https://www.facebook.com/eyesonalz https://www.instagram.com/eyesonalz/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoc_fLZ6NRqyJGeAVkev8Jg