Name of the organization/project in the original language:
Oficina de Ciència Ciutadana de Barcelona - Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB)
Name of the organization/project in English:
Barcelona Citizen Science Office - Barcelona Culture Institute
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Please indicate the mandate/goals/activities of your organization/project.:
The Office brings together groups and Citizen Science projects active in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona interested in sharing experiences and methodologies in the field of Citizen Science. This initiative was born in 2012 with the intention of consolidating existing projects, accompanying them to meet the social and socio-environmental challenges of the city, and
create a common learning space for new projects. There are currently more than 15 active and solid projects with a community of around 100 scientists from several research institutions of Catalonia, Spain.
How are you performing research on Citizen Science, taking part in Citizen Science activities and/or supporting Citizen Science?:
The Barcelona Citizen Science Office wants to consolidate itself as a collaborative and participatory entity that responds effectively to scientific and societal challenges, which are raised both by researchers and by citizens living the Barcelona metropolitan area. The Office wants to do science with and for society, to establish a relationship between science and city policies based on participation and co-responsibility, and to build and consolidate a community of practice in the field of citizen science.