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Partner meeting in Barcelona boosts research collaboration

Partner meeting in Barcelona boosts research collaboration

Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) hosted a busy project meeting over the last 3 days in the lovely Poblenou Campus in Barcelona. This meeting comes at a critical time in the life of the project when much of the planned triangulation work comes to the fore and the various...

ECSA Conference 2022, Call for proposals

ECSA Conference 2022, Call for proposals

The 4th ECSA Conference taking place from 5-8 October in Berlin, Germany runs under the cross-cutting theme of Citizen Science for Planetary Health. The concept of planetary health is based on the understanding that human health and human civilization depend on...

CSI-COP publishes their 5th Newsletter

CSI-COP publishes their 5th Newsletter

The European CSI-COP project has published their 5th Newsletter. In this edition they feature an interview of one of CSI-COP’s partners: Dr. Tiberius Ignat of Immer Besser. Tiberius explains a parent’s dilemma of wanting to provide his children with the wealth of...

Citizen Science Handbook published

Citizen Science Handbook published

The community of Citizen Science practitioners in Zurich, including researchers at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, and citizens have just published their Citizen Science Handbook. It is a practical guide on how to successfully design and run co-created...

EUHubs4Data’s survey to help map citizen engagment

EUHubs4Data’s survey to help map citizen engagment

EUHubs4Data is a EU-funded project that will build a European federation of Data Innovation Hubs and connect them with data incubators and platforms, SME networks, AI communities, skills and training organisations and open data repositories. Project partners are...

1 in 5 citizen science projects are multidisciplinary

1 in 5 citizen science projects are multidisciplinary

Citizen science has a foundation in traditional fields of science such as biology that remain strong today. However, based on the initial results of an international survey that began early 2021 by the CS Track team, it was discovered that 20% of citizen science...

Citizen Science Podcast

Citizen Science Podcast

Citizen Science: Stories of Science We Can All Do Together. is a podcast from SciStarter. This show spotlights the many different ways that individuals and communities are exploring and changing the world around them through public participation in science. Episodes...

The most typical citizen scientists are married men!

The most typical citizen scientists are married men!

The activities in citizen science tend to involve a variety of people representing different walks of life - some at the professional level, some at the enthusiast level. Based on the initial results of a survey conducted by the CS Track team earlier this year, it was...

How to Reward Young Citizen Social Scientists?

How to Reward Young Citizen Social Scientists?

The YOUCOUNT project team aims to develop ‘actionable’ knowledge of the positive drivers for social inclusion of disadvantaged young people. They are planning to invite citizen scientists to take part in case studies in 9 European countries and therefore it was...

Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference?

Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference?

The University of Dundee is offering a course entitled "Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference?" on the Futurelearn platform. In this course, you’ll discover many different types of projects and how to get involved. You’ll find out how to lead a project,...

2020-2021 EUA Open Science Survey results published

2020-2021 EUA Open Science Survey results published

This report presents the outcomes of the 2020-2021 EUA Open Science Survey and provides evidence-based recommendations for institutions, researchers, research funders and policymakers on the transition towards Open Science. The 2020-2021 EUA Open Science Survey...

Focus on Communication CS Track Workshop, 12 May

Focus on Communication CS Track Workshop, 12 May

This third CS Track workshops at this year’s CitSci Virtual conference will focus on the approach and methods/tools used to communicate results. During this intro session, the team from URJC will present how they have set up the communications channels for the...

Focus on Analytics CS Track Workshop, 11 May

Focus on Analytics CS Track Workshop, 11 May

The second of three CS Track workshops at this year’s CitSci Virtual conference will focus on the approach and methods/tools used to analyse data. During this session, the team from RIAS will introduce the analytics work being carried out by the project team and the...

Focus on Information Management CS Track Workshop, 5 May

Focus on Information Management CS Track Workshop, 5 May

This first of three CS Track workshops at this year’s CitSci Virtual conference will be focused on the development of a database of CS projects and preliminary data analysis. During this event we will explain how the database was built, talk about the tools and...

CitieS-Health’s Citizen Science toolkit

CitieS-Health’s Citizen Science toolkit

The CitieS-Health Toolkit provides a customised and interactive collection of adaptable instruments to empower anybody to engage communities to solve issues of common concerns and deploy actions for making your world a better place to live in. The tools are meant to...

EU-Citizen.Science offer funding for 10 training modules

EU-Citizen.Science offer funding for 10 training modules

This new call from EU-Citizen.Science provides funding for the development, implementation and testing of 10 training modules on the topic of citizen science. These modules will be uploaded to the Moodle integration of the EU-Citizen.Science platform. The training...

MOOC on Citizen Science Education

MOOC on Citizen Science Education

The new BRITEC MOOC “A roadmap to citizen science Education” will provide materials and stories of implementation from innovative citizen science education projects. According to the organisers, Citizen Science Education is based on the assumption that teachers and...

New paper on Research Ethics in Citizen Science

New paper on Research Ethics in Citizen Science

A new chapter by Lisa M. Rasmussen on Research Ethics in Citizen Science has been published in the Oxford Handbook of Research. This chapter outlines some of the main ethical issues in citizen science research, which the author describes as a new research approach...

New report from JRC on Scaling up Citizen Science

New report from JRC on Scaling up Citizen Science

This report entitled Scaling up Citizen Science. What are the factors associated with increased reach and how to lever them to achieve impact is based on a theoretically grounded framework which aims to unbundle the meaning of scaling and spreading in Citizen...

Call for papers on Citizen Science in Higher Education

Call for papers on Citizen Science in Higher Education

The Citizen Science: Theory and Practice journal is planning to publish a special collection on Citizen Science in Higher Education. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal providing a central space for cross-disciplinary...

Getting input on the the CS Track database

Getting input on the the CS Track database

CS Track partner UPF are leading on the work to create a comprehensive database of projects that will help the team explore citizen science activities. To date this data collection includes data on over 12,000 projects and continues to expand. On 2/11, Patricia Santos...

JYU brings CS Track to Bioeconomy workshop in Finland

JYU brings CS Track to Bioeconomy workshop in Finland

The CS Track team at JYU are presenting their work in CS Track during a workshop about citizen science on 14 September linked to forest bioeconomy in Northern Karelia, an area in Eastern Finland. During their presentation, they will describe what Citizen Science can...

Let’s talk about Citizen Science….

Let’s talk about Citizen Science….

Michael Strähle & Christine Urban / Wissenschaftsladen Wien - Science Shop Vienna are giving a presentation related to their work in CS Track at the 2020 edition of the EASST/4S conference. The title of this fully online conference is "Locating and Timing Matters:...

EC Report summarises the impact of Citizen Science projects

EC Report summarises the impact of Citizen Science projects

The recently published report Citizen Science and Citizen Engagement - Achievements in Horizon 2020 and recommendations on the way forward provides an excellent snapshot of European Commission funded efforts in the area of Citizen Science. Written by Colombe Warin and...

Lets talk about learning and education in Citizen Science

Lets talk about learning and education in Citizen Science

The recording and other materials generated by the recent webinar initiated by members of the ECSA working group on “Learning and Education in Citizen Science” and the Citizen Science COST Action are now available here. Facilitated by the EU-Citizen.Science project,...

WeObserve project launches Open Data Challenge

WeObserve project launches Open Data Challenge

The ultimate goal of the WeObserve Challenge is to find new approaches and solutions to respond to environmental challenges through open citizen-science datasets, as well as to produce applications and services and showcase citizen science data for public benefit. The...

Hard work these online meetings!

Hard work these online meetings!

At certain moments during our two and a half day CS Track partner meeting held online from 4-6 May, we were 25 people from all over Europe discussing the progress of the project --- and it was hard work! but we made it and managed to cover an in-depth programme of...

What exactly is Citizen Science?

What exactly is Citizen Science?

ECSA and EU.citizen-science have launched the “ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science” – a foundation document to define the parameters of activities that can be called Citizen Science. This document aimed at providing some set criteria for citizen science, whose...

Citizen Science and Sustainability Transitions

Citizen Science and Sustainability Transitions

A recently published paper on Science Direct discusses how citizen science can help addressing Sustainability Transitions (STs). The authors propose three pathways through which citizen science could support STs, based on the premise that any transition is...

EU vs Virus Hackathon

EU vs Virus Hackathon

Between April 24 and 26, the European Commission hosted a pan-European hackathon to collectively address 20 imminent coronavirus challenges. The objective was to connect civil society, innovatiors, partners and investors across Europe to develop innovative solutions...

GRECO launches the Generation Solar app

GRECO launches the Generation Solar app

The web-version of the citizen science Generation Solar app has just been launched. The GRECO project has developed this tool to research innovative photovoltaic solutions using open science and citizen science. We invite everyone to explore Generation Solar to be...

EU-Citizen.Science Platform launched

EU-Citizen.Science Platform launched

The new EU-Citizen.Science digital platform for anyone interested in citizen science has just been launched. It gathers best practice resources from the community for initiating, planning and executing citizen science projects, and showcases a wide range of citizen...

Invitation to join survey into defining citizen science

Invitation to join survey into defining citizen science

EU-Citizen.Science and the European Citizen Science Association are trying to develop a short briefing that can be used by research funders, policy bodies, and scientists, to decide which activities, and under which conditions, should be considered to be citizen...

CS Track gets off to a bright start in Leuven

CS Track gets off to a bright start in Leuven

The CS Track team finally got the chance to meet one another face-to-face to work on project planning in Leuven on 9-10 December 2019. This meeting was hosted by partner ATiT in Martin’s Klooster in Leuven and turned out to be quite an intensive meeting. It included...

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