Inclusion in Citizen Science: The Conundrum of Rebranding

Caren Cooper and her NC State University colleagues offer a perspective in the Policy Forum of Science magazine about the need for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in citizen science. Many are already aware that this need is urgent, in particular for top-down, institution-led, large-scale projects that, while ‘open to all,’ ultimately engage white, highly educated, affluent people. 

With a range of co-authors, including those with expertise in community science, Caren et al make a case against rebranding the term citizen science with the term community science. More importantly, the article is the start of reimagining a range of diverse and inclusive practices for the participatory sciences. 

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