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Table 1 Overview of crowdsourcing contest stages, structure, and function (adapted from TDR 2018)

From: ‘When she rises, we all rise’: a crowdsourcing challenge to increase women’s participation in an infectious diseases research fellowship

Contest Stage Structure Function
1. Organize community steering committee Diverse group of individuals, previous fellows and gender experts Finalize call for ideas, prizes, and contest rules
2. Engage community to contribute Social media Clarify the contest, encourage ideas
3. Evaluate contributions Steering committee and other judges evaluate based on criteria Narrows the field of ideas, identifies excellent ideas
4. Recognize exceptional finalists Certificate for excellent ideas, participation in WLGH Conference Officially acknowledges and celebrates finalist ideas and those who submitted
5. Share selected ideas and implement Incorporate best ideas into practice or evaluate impact Use best ideas to improve health services or campaigns