May 14, 2020

Perspectives of the citizen science community for UNESCO work on open science

UNESCO is developing a global policy and regulatory agenda on open science (UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science) that will include citizen science as one important pillar. A Citizen Science & Open Science Community of Practice (CoP) has been created within the Citizen Science Global Partnership to establish cooperation with UNESCO on this initiative. 
 
The first request of this partnership with UNESCO is to produce a short paper by the end of May 2020.  The paper will reflect the citizen science perspective on open science, and its development in the future. To create this short paper in the short time frame provided, the CoP urgently requests your input and references to relevant documents.
 
You are invited to fill out this questionnaire to share your views and provide existing material regarding citizen science perspectives on open science. The time afforded by UNESCO is tight; therefore, please provide your input by 21 May 2020.

The questionnaire should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. After the survey closes, the CoP will analyze the results and offer them to UNESCO as the citizen science community’s perspective. The CoP will also share the results with major citizen science listservs, and publish them on the CSGP website.
 
We encourage you to share this email broadly with your networks. If you have questions about the process, please email u.wehn@un-ihe.org.

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