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Motivation: Bioinformatics is faced with a variety of problems that require human involvement. Tasks like genome annotation, image analysis, knowledge-base construction and protein structure determination all benefit from human input. In some cases people are needed in vast quantities while in others we need just a few with very rare abilities. Crowdsourcing encompasses an emerging collection of approaches for harnessing such distributed human intelligence. Recently, the bioinformaticsdoi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btt333 pmid:23782614 pmcid:PMC3722523 fatcat:ri3amjraxbg55ky7oh5yjqjfwa