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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...

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Science & You 2021 Conference, 16-19 November, Metz, France

Science communication is a booming and flourishing practice and operates increasingly in a global theatre. This year the University of Lorraine is...

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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...

Science & You 2021 Conference, 16-19 November, Metz, France

Science & You 2021 Conference, 16-19 November, Metz, France

Science communication is a booming and flourishing practice and operates increasingly in a global theatre. This year the University of Lorraine is inviting researchers and practitioners of science communication to come to Metz on 16-19 November 2021 to exchange views...

Scientifica, 4-5 September, Zürich, Switzerland

Scientifica, 4-5 September, Zürich, Switzerland

The Scientifica conference will take place at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich on 4-5 September, 2021 under the motto "Synthetic naturally". Scientifica offers a wide range of events in various formats for all ages including special activities for families and...

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,...

Citizen Social Science School (online), 13-23 September

Citizen Social Science School (online), 13-23 September

Citizen Social Science School: Social Dimensions in Citizen Science will take place online from 13-23 September. The main goal of this event is to offer academic researchers a common space and a shared time to reflect, discuss, learn, and receive practical...

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...

Open Science Fair, 20-23 September

Open Science Fair, 20-23 September

OS Fair 2021 aims to bring together and empower open science communities and services; to identify common practices related to open science; to see what are the best synergies to deliver and operate services that work for many; and to bring experiences from all around...

EU-Citizen.Science workroom, 21, 29 June and 6 July

EU-Citizen.Science workroom, 21, 29 June and 6 July

The EU-Citizen.Science project team is organising a three-part workshop series on 21 June, 29 June, and 6 July. The events are free for the whole community, however the number of participants is limited to 50, therefore we encourage you to register here in advance....

CitSciOZ21 virtual conference, 27 – 29 October 2021

CitSciOZ21 virtual conference, 27 – 29 October 2021

"CitSciOz21: Celebrate, Communicate, Co-create" is an online virtual conference organised by the Australian Citizen Science Association that will take place 27 – 29 October 2021. Centered around the themes of Celebrate, Communicate, and Co-Create, this virtual...

Living Knowledge Online Festival, 28 June – 2 July

Living Knowledge Online Festival, 28 June – 2 July

The Online Festival aims to bring together all those involved in doing or supporting research with, and for, communities in the setting of Science Shops. What can we learn from each other’s approaches? How can we collaborate? Which links have been forged and which...

Watch CS Track team present the first results from our survey

Watch CS Track team present the first results from our survey

Organised jointly by BRITEC with Scientix, AmgenTeach, CS Track and the STEM Alliance, the 2021 STEM High Level Event “Bringing Research Into the Classroom” offered two days, 20 and 21 May, of online presentations and interactive sessions with researchers and...

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...

URJC presents Community Platform at Science Education conference

URJC presents Community Platform at Science Education conference

CS Track partner URJC presented a virtual poster and a video presentation entitled “A case study on communication to boost Citizen Science social education: CS Track Community Platform” during the International New Perspectives in Science Education Conference on 18...

April is CitSciMonth!

April is CitSciMonth!

SciStarter in the the US is organising Citizen Science month in April. The idea is to provide lots of opportunities for people to have a go at citizen science and join a project no matter where they are on the globe. You can find out more on their website where there...

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...

The Science of Citizen Science – new book published by COST Action

The Science of Citizen Science – new book published by COST Action

The eagerly awaited publication "The Science of Citizen Science" is now available as as open access publication from Springer. Over 100 authors contributed to this book, including Julia Lorke and Yaela Golumbic from the CS Track project team. "This book is a wonderful...

URJC presents eMagazine Community Platform at CCS’20 conference

URJC presents eMagazine Community Platform at CCS’20 conference

The Citizen Social Science & Complex Systems Science Workshop is a Satellite Workshop within the Conference on Complex Systems 2020 that the Complex Systems Society organises every year. This year the workshop took place online on 9 December. The URJC team led by...

CitSciVirtual throughout May 2021

CitSciVirtual throughout May 2021

Citizen.Science.org have launched an exciting new online event for the Citizen Science community called CitSciVirtual which will run throughout May 2021. Under the banner CitSciVirtual: Local, Global, Connected the organisers say that they are 'taking the best...

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...

Plans for creating  a Community Platform for CS Track take shape

Plans for creating a Community Platform for CS Track take shape

The technical specifications for the CS Track Community Platform were recently finalised in Deliverable 5.1 Technical Specification of the Community Platform. The work was carried out by a team of CS Track researchers led by Manuel Gértrudix from URJC. This...

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...

Launch of REINFORCE web platform to stimulate community engagement

Launch of REINFORCE web platform to stimulate community engagement

The REINFORCE project (Research Infrastructures FOR Citizens in Europe), supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SWAFS programme, has launched its new fully-developed website. This platform offers a user-friendly browsing experience for the project’s target...

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...

Characteristics of Citizen Science webinar on 27 May

Characteristics of Citizen Science webinar on 27 May

ECSA and EU-Citizen.Science are co-hosting a webinar about the recently published ‘Characteristics of citizen science’. This document is the output of a community-based effort to outline what can be characterized as citizen science. Led by members of...

Conference on Citizen Science decade in support of SDG

Conference on Citizen Science decade in support of SDG

As part of the German EU Council Presidency, the Museum for Naturkunde in Berlin will host a conference on Citizen Science and the Sustainable Development Goals in autumn. The conference, entitled A citizen science decade (2020-2030) in support to the Sustainable...

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...

PLOS ONE moderates a dialogue on citizen science methodologies

PLOS ONE moderates a dialogue on citizen science methodologies

On April 2, PLOS ONE moderated a Twitter chat on citizen science (CS) methodologies. The dialogue brought together CS practitioners and stakeholders to cover questions on the standardisation of CS projects, the quality of data submitted by citizen scientists,...

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...

ECSA Conference postponed to 6-9 September

ECSA Conference postponed to 6-9 September

The European conference for citizen and participatory science 2020 (ECSA) which was to have taken place in Trieste, Italy has been postponed to 6-9 September, the conference will still take place in Trieste. You can find out more here.

CitSci2021 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA 25-29 May 2021

CitSci2021 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA 25-29 May 2021

The biennial CitSci conference brings attention to cutting-edge and evidence-based practices from many contexts, and connects people from across those contexts to highlight areas of innovation, share ideas and insights, and forge stronger relationships and practices...

ECSITE Conference 2020, Ljubliana, Slovakia 11 – 13 June 2020

ECSITE Conference 2020, Ljubliana, Slovakia 11 – 13 June 2020

The 2020 Ecsite Conference, hosted by the Kersnikova Institute will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 11-13 June 2020. The conference programme includes three days of conference sessions, two days of pre-conference workshops and a busy networking and social...

ECSA Conference 2020, Trieste, Italy 24-26 May 2020

ECSA Conference 2020, Trieste, Italy 24-26 May 2020

The annual European conference for citizen and participatory science takes place in Trieste, Italy from 24 to 26 May. Entitled ‘Encounters in Citizen Science”this event will focus on junctures in science: between scientists and citizens; between East and West; between...

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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