Being a Citizen Scientist!

"Not all researchers wear white coats" A mum and her son cooking.

What does it mean to be a Citizen Scientist?

The Rapid Eczema Trials Project is a ground breaking project involving citizen scientists.  They work with researchers to design, study and answer questions that people have about living with eczema. The citizen scientists working in the Rapid Eczema Trials project all have lived experience of eczema.  Several of them have written blogs on their involvement in the project and what it means to them to be a citizen scientist.

 

Life of an intern

Natalie Bonsu, medical student and former intern at the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, describes being part of the Rapid Eczema Trials project

Designing eczema research

Kelly Zhang smiling at the camera

Kelly Zhang shares her experiences of being a citizen scientist as part of the Rapid Eczema Trials project

Eczema is different

Reflections on the Rapid Eczema Trials project first ever online Community Q&A session

A citizen scientist’s joyful experience

Citizen scientist Tracy recounts her journey in the Rapid Eczema Trials project

Not all researchers wear white coats

"Not all researchers wear white coats" A mum and her son cooking.

Read what Amanda Roberts, Patient-researcher and co-lead of the Rapid Eczema Trials project thinks about citizen science

Finding fulfilment in research

Picture of Tressa Davey (RAPID Eczema Trials citizen scientist)

Find out from citizen scientist Tressa on what it means to her to contribute to the Rapid Eczema Trials project

Networking with other citizen science teams

Project co-leads Kim Thomas and Amanda Roberts attended a networking event for NIHR funded citizen science projects

Being a Rapid Eczema Trials Community Champion

Group photo

Read one citizen scientist’s experience as a Community Champion for the Rapid Eczema Trials project

Priority setting with citizen scientists

Person sitting holding knees with thought bubbles about different eczema treatments and questions

Update on how eczema research has developed with the help of citizen scientists, since the 2011 James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership.

Getting out and about with Rapid Eczema Trials

Read about how Rapid Eczema Trials has taken to the road to spread the word about the project and grow the community.