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Syrian activists, Arab and international human rights organizations and journalists have been collecting information to document crimes committed by the Syrian security forces against Syrian citizens. YouTube videos, reports by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), demanded of the United Nations (UN), interview transcripts, and news reports: all such sources of information exist independently, left unorganized and thus unable to make an optimal impact on advocacy for an international response to the crisis in Syria. This website, Syria Tracker, was developed to leverage information that is produced by citizen reporters and in collaboration with a variety of entities and made publicly available in disparate locations to produce a free centralized source of information. Hereinafter, we refer to this method of harnessing labor and information contributed by a large group of people as opposed to an employee or an expert contractor as crowdsourcing.