The adoption of open science approaches and policies can benefit citizen science by increasing its visibility and opportunities for collaboration, ensuring data persistence, and securing its legacies and impacts in scientific research and policy. At the same time, citizen science is an approach to make research in its many facets more participatory. Hence, this working group will seek to:
See below what we are currently doing and who is involved. And plesae do get in touch if you are interested in contributing!
Interested to join the working group?
Types of expertise required:
Practical knowledge and relevant experience in either or both citizen science and aspects of open science, including open standards, open data, open licensing, open source-development, open-access publishing, open education, open hardware, etc..
In addition, because citizen science makes such diverse contributions across different domains, it would be ideal for the working group membership will represent and reflect this range as fully as possible. Participants could include (but not be limited to) topic areas such as air and water quality monitoring; archaeology; astronomy; biodiversity; civic infrastructures (e.g. open mapping); open-access publishing; and scientific standards.
Aspired output(s): Recommendations and best practice collection on Open Data Licenses; Communication activity to articulate the value of Open Science to Citizen Science practitioners
Aspired output(s): Contribute to defining the principles for app and platform development for citizen science via the workshop in Gothenburg University, in April 25-27, 2017
Aspired output(s): Briefing on Citizen Science and Open Science
WHAT WE ARE DOING CURRENTLY