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 creating 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. This working group seeks to:

(1) explore interrelations between citizen science and open science

(2) foster the exchange of experiences and gather good practices at the intersections between citizen science and open science

(3) channel opportunities for the citizen science community towards engaging in regional policy processes on how citizen science is addressed as part of open science

(4) help to reduce the technical, legal and other barriers that prevent ECSA members and their partners from adopting open science policies and approaches that could maximize the long-term impact of their programmes.


Working group

  • Aleksandra Berditchevskaia
  • Alexandre Pólvora
  • Anne Bowser
  • Annick Labeeuw
  • Bálint Balázs
  • Barron Orr (observer)
  • Celya Gruson-Daniel
  • Christine Marizzi
  • Claudia Göbel
  • Daniel Dörler
  • Daniel Mietchen
  • Dave Murray-Rust
  • Dieter Weiss
  • Dilek Sahin
  • Dominik Scholl
  • Donat Agosti
  • Eileen Scanlon
  • Erich Prem
  • Eveline Wandl-Vogt
  • Fermin Serrano
  • Franz Hölker
  • Heiner Benking
  • Ilias Trochidis
  • Julie Sheard
  • Katrin Vohland
  • Libby Hepburn
  • Luis Velasquez
  • Marc Thorley (observer)
  • Muki Haklay
  • Oscar Corcho
  • Paul Groth
  • Peter Desmet
  • Qijun Jiang
  • Rosy Mondardini
  • Seán Lynch
  • Soledad Luna
  • Sven Schade
  • Thomas Hervé Mboa
  • Tomi Kauppinen
  • Wiebke Herding
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How to get involved

This working group particularly looks for:

  • 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.
  • participants from different domains, which could include (but are not limited to): air- and water-quality monitoring; archaeology; astronomy; biodiversity; civic infrastructures (e.g. open mapping); open-access publishing; and scientific standards.

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