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Mar 14 2012
Athlete Scientist
Matching adventurers with scientists
Discusses a matchmaking service that connects scientists to the outdoor adventurers to gather data and make observations. The goal is partly to save scientists time and money by having volunteers in remote locations. The approach raises the profile of an otherwise tedious and slow process. There are also challenges to relying on data collected by inexperienced researchers and submitting to peer review.

Athlete Scientist

Matching adventurers with scientists

Discusses a matchmaking service that connects scientists to the outdoor adventurers to gather data and make observations. The goal is partly to save scientists time and money by having volunteers in remote locations. The approach raises the profile of an otherwise tedious and slow process. There are also challenges to relying on data collected by inexperienced researchers and submitting to peer review.