Since November 2019 the international research project CS Track has been combining traditional social-science methods with web-based and computational analytics in order to systematically survey the field of Citizen Science.
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CS Track publishes policy recommendations based on project results
Since November 2019 the international research project CS Track has been combining traditional social-science methods with web-based and computational analytics in order to systematically survey the field of Citizen Science. Based on our findings, we have now...
Recommendations for policy-makers arising from CS Track investigations into Citizen Science, online seminar, 25 January
Online Seminar on Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 14:00 – 15:00 CET The main mission of the CS Track project has been to observe and analyse the phenomena of citizen science using empirical and theoretical studies. Based on these studies, the team have constructed a...
Report on a Survey among Organisers of Citizen Science Projects
Collect data on some project characteristics which cannot be answered by visiting project websites.
Citizen Science Community meets in force in Berlin
The biannual ECSA conference organised under the theme Citizen Science for Planetary Health got off to a great start in Berlin on 5 October with a welcome reception in the Museum of Natural History. The surroundings, dominated by dinosaurs and other fossils was a fine...
European projects and their impact on policy – an interview with Rosa Arias, D-NOSES Coordinator
During the Engaging Citizen Science Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, in April 2022, partners in the SensJus project had the opportunity to find out more about a distinctive case demonstrating the impact of citizen science in steering environmental regulation.
Collection of Case Studies of Institutional Adoption of Citizen Science
Mapping and analysing institutional Citizen Science adoption – are there any guidelines that can be provided to Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) regarding the transformation to support Citizen Science? What are the most desirable pathways to accomplish a sustainable institutional integration of citizen science in RPOs?
Understanding the nature of Citizen Science in a rapidly changing world, half-day symposium, 8 October, Berlin
CS Track and ECSA teams are organising a half-day symposium under the theme "Understanding the nature of Citizen Science in a rapidly changing world" on 8 October, 9:00-13:00 CET in Berlin. This symposium aims at sharing these results and findings and discussing their...
CS Track study investigates the potential of citizen science to respond to emerging challenges
The CS Track team of researchers led by Dr. Anne Turbe (Ecoscope) and have recently published a study that investigates the potential of citizen science to respond to emerging challenges. This report includes an analysis of Covid-19 citizen science projects using a...
Webinar on how citizens can play an active role in the advance of ground-breaking research, 24 March
REINFORCE (Research Infrastructures FOR citizens in Europe) project is hosting a high-level roundtable and interactive workshop entitled "How citizens can play an active role in the advance of ground-breaking research?" on 24 March, 15:00-16:30 CET. Speakers at the...
The Formosa Case: A Step Forward on the Acceptance of Citizen-Collected Evidence in Environmental Litigation?
Through a case law analysis of the Formosa ruling, we explore how citizen-collected evidence influenced the judge’s ruling. Although the case has unique features, we identify lessons learned for other citizen-run monitoring initiatives, to strengthen their voice within environmental litigation. We close by suggesting future research avenues, especially in Europe, where the discussion is still in its infancy.
Citizen Science and policy-making – an interview with Sven Schade from the JRC
Sven Schade is Scientific Policy Officer at the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission. Recently he was one of the speakers at the Citizen Science for Policy across Europe webinar organised by EU-Citizen.
Using citizen science data to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals: a bottom‐up analysis
Recent research suggests that citizen science projects see both valuable opportunities as well as deep-rooted barriers in linking their data to the SDGs.
Citizen Science and policy-making – an interview with Linden Farrer from the European Commission
Linden Farrer from the European Commission talks about the current status and future perspectives for Citizen Science in Europe.
Survey into Citizen Science Strategies and Initiatives reveals a very mixed picture
The recent JRC report on Citizen Science Strategies and Initiatives in Europe highlights the different ways in which Citizen Science is supported and understood in Europe. The results of its survey show how Citizen Science is evolving and where the main barriers to its successful implementation lie.