Reports

Characteristics and nature of Citizen Science in Europe today

Characteristics and nature of Citizen Science in Europe today

Citizen Science (CS) in Europe, as elsewhere, continues to manifest itself in a variety of different ways. While attracting interest across multiple sectors of society, its definition remains unclear. The first CS Track White Paper on Themes, objectives and...

Characterising engagement in citizen science

Characterising engagement in citizen science

Public engagement with science has long been established as a model within science communication research advocating for two-way dialogue between scientists and the public, discussing public needs and including them in decision-making processes. With close alignment...

Assessing the impact of citizen science

Assessing the impact of citizen science

With citizen science, it is possible to gather and analyse data across environmental, natural and health sciences, humanities and arts, and engage and empower additional people to join the debate about the future. However, to demonstrate the full potential of citizen...

Reconsidering Citizen Science, a CS Track point of view

Reconsidering Citizen Science, a CS Track point of view

What is Citizen Science (CS)? Can anyone truly participate? To what extent does swabbing the nose of your young children at home and sending the results to scientists align with and can be considered a CS activity? What can be learned about the responsibility and...

Evolution of academic publications in citizen science

Evolution of academic publications in citizen science

Citizen science is an area in which interest has increased over the years. People who are not professional scientists get involved in citizen science projects with the intention of solving a question that they find to be of interest. Traditionally, scientific...

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