The European Commission’s Joint Research Center invited 20 international participants, including members of the three CS associations CSA, ACSA and ECSA, to Ispra, Italy for a two-day workshop to discuss data and service infrastructures for citizen science. Topics included relationships between existing databases (e.g., SciStarter, Atlas of Living Australia, and Citsci.org), requirements for interoperability, and a reference model for analyzing and sharing citizen science tools and data. Participants also agreed on a roadmap to synchronize ongoing activities and to define the next joint steps related to standardization. Read a summary on the ECSA blog.

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