Citizen Science
and Open Science

Citizen Science
and Open Science

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Citizen Science
and Open Science

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:

  • Explore interrelations between Citizen Science and Open Science
  • Foster exchange of experience and gathering of good practice at the intersections between Citizen Science and Open Science
  • Channel opportunities for the CS community toward engaging in regional policy processes on how Citizen Science is addressed as part of Open Science, in cooperation with policy engagement work such as DITOs
  • Help reduce technical, legal and other barriers that keep ECSA members and their partners from adopting open science policies and approaches that maximize the long-term impact of their programmes

See below what we are currently doing and who is involved. And plesae do get in touch if you are interested in contributing!

Working Groups

Chair

Lucy Robinson

Citizen Science Programme Manager at Natural History Museum London

Janice Ansine

Citizen Science Project Manager at The Open University

Working Groups

Members

  • Ana Casino, Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities, Belgium
  • Bart de Lathouwer, Open Geospatial Consortium
  • Aletta Bonn, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research/German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Germany
  • Chris Higgins, COBWEB – Citizen Observatory Web, UK
  • Gregoire Lois, Musee National d’Histoire Naturelle, France
  • Muki Haklay, University College London, UK
  • Sarah West, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, UK
  • Alison Dyke, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, UK
  • Rachel Pateman, Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, UK
  • Malte Timpte, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany
  • Jenny Cousins, EarthWatch Institute, UK
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