Global Citizen Science practitioners invited to contribute to UNESCO’s 2021 initiative to promote Open Science

Global Citizen Science practitioners invited to contribute to UNESCO’s 2021 initiative to promote Open Science

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Social research in CS
Open Science, the movement working to make research more accessible and transparent, has been developing since the late 1990s. Citizen Science, has been developing in parallel and benefits from many of the technological advances that have allowed Open Science to flourish. As our networks have been working hard to raise the profile, understanding and uptake of Citizen Science so those encouraging the practice of Open Science have been doing the same with increasing success. Now with an understanding of the importance of the widespread collaboration of communities and science to address urgent planetary challenges, UNESCO has identified the need to encourage science to be more connected to societies’ needs and to offer real opportunities to allow everyone to participate and benefit from what science can offer. They have established a…
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Invitation to interview re “expertise” in citizen science projects

Invitation to interview re “expertise” in citizen science projects

Collaboration & partnerships, Communication & promotion, Social research in CS
Researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada, are looking for citizen scientists, and researchers running citizen science projects, to participate in a study concerning how “expertise” is defined and identified in citizen science projects. This research is part of a bigger project called “Networked Expertise in Multidisciplinary STEM Collaboration,” that is being conducted by Dr. Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher at the University of Waterloo. The goal of this research is to better understand the implicit and explicit assessment of expertise that researchers use in multidisciplinary STEM collaborations. Understanding these mechanisms has significance to training initiatives at local and national levels. Would you like to participate? All you need to do is join in a 30-minute interview (via Skype / FaceTime etc.) with Dr. Mehlenbacher or a member of her research team. Individuals…
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Updated survey results – Citizen Science in Australia

Updated survey results – Citizen Science in Australia

Social research in CS
A summary of the results for the “Citizen Science in Australia” survey has been been completed by Philip Roetman and is available via the link below. Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey (105 people involved in Citizen Science in Australia). The data will be used by the Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA) to demonstrate the ‘state of play’ in this field and to generate support for the development of Citizen Science. For the PDF of results click here: survey results
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