Facilitating scientific discovery through crowdsourcing and distributed participation

Antony Williams


Science has evolved from the isolated individual tinkering in the lab, through the era of the “gentleman scientist” with his or her assistant(s), to group-based then expansive collaboration and now to an opportunity to collaborate with the world. With the advent of the internet the opportunity for crowd-sourced contribution and large-scale collaboration has exploded and, as a result, scientific discovery has been further enabled.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14806/ej.19.B.742


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