As a planet we spend 3 billion hours a week playing online games.

If even a fraction of that time can be harnessed for science, laboratories around the world would have access to some rather impressive cognitive machinery. Dara Mohammadi

Citizen science is where people, in collaboration with scientists, get involved in science.

The aim of citizensciencegames.com is to introduce visitors to citizen science games, to encourage them to play and also to introduce them to scientific research.

citizensciencegames.com is both a news website and a rich collection of citizen science games, articles from scientific magazines and publications from scientific journals.

The rise of these types of games suggests a fascination with the idea of citizen science games.

The addictive, social and goals-based elements of a game keep enthusiasts coming back and contributing. Dr Ladan Cockshut

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These games offer scientists the opportunity to crowdsource research problems, and to engage with those outside the research community.

Games also enable those without a background in science to make a valid contribution to research, and may also offer opportunities for informal science learning. Vickie Curtis