Request for Proposals: Text-based Crowdsourcing at the U of M

posted on October 30, 2014

In conjunction with the Zooniverse@UMN initiative, MSI is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals soliciting project proposals from U of Minnesota-affiliated research groups that have text-based projects that would benefit from hundreds of thousands of online volunteers transcribing or metadata tagging your digitally imaged collection.

The Zooniverse is home to wildly successful projects that use crowdsourcing to advance scientific research. MSI has supported a project called Ancient Lives, which uses the help of amateurs to translate the Oxyrhynchus papyri, a collection that consists of over 500,000 fragments dating from 150 BCE and is held at Oxford University (U.K.).

The proposal due date window is November 24 - December 15, 2014. Please note that the Expression of Interest is not required.

Questions should be addressed to

Download the Request for Proposals.

See more about Zooniverse projects.