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A self-guided module on teaching in higher education with citizen science available

Teaching in Higher Education with Citizen Science is an online, self-guided module by the NC State University, USA that will provide you with...

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Final face to face partner meeting at the Dead Sea

Mofet hosted a busy final face to face project meeting over the last 3 days at the Dead Sea. This meeting comes at a critical time in the life of...

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Final face to face partner meeting at the Dead Sea

Final face to face partner meeting at the Dead Sea

Mofet hosted a busy final face to face project meeting over the last 3 days at the Dead Sea. This meeting comes at a critical time in the life of the project when all of the scientific work comes together to inform policy recommendations. It was a really useful...

Understanding the nature of Citizen Science in a rapidly changing world, half-day symposium, 8 October, Berlin

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 researchers invited to present at the University of Vienna

CS Track researchers invited to present at the University of Vienna

On May 5, 2022 our team members Michael Strähle and Christine Urban (Wissenschaftsladen Wien – Science Shop Vienna) gave an invited presentation at the University of Vienna's Department of Science and Technology Studies. The presentation was part of an event on...

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...

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...

A colourful toolbox: Health Citizen Science under the GDPR

A colourful toolbox: Health Citizen Science under the GDPR

On 12 and 13 October 2021, the SensJus project convened a workshop on Health-Citizen Science Dilemmas under the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR), at the Brocher Foundation, Geneva. The workshop explored the scarcely...

SciStarter publishes book for aspiring citizen scientists

SciStarter publishes book for aspiring citizen scientists

The Field Guide to Citizen Science, from the expert team at SciStarter, provides everything newcomers need to get involved with citizen science. Readers will learn what citizen science is, how to succeed and stay motivated when participating in a project, and how the...

A new major driver in bottom-up action to tackle climate change

A new major driver in bottom-up action to tackle climate change

A new international project AURORA (“Achieving a new European Energy Awareness”) has been launched to empower the people of Europe to take ownership of the climate change debate. The project fosters an explicitly citizen-led, bottom-up approach compared to the more...

Geneva Trialogue, 17 March

Geneva Trialogue, 17 March

This year’s Geneva Trialogue's theme is Open Innovation for Education and the event will be held on 17 March. Geneva Trialogue 2022 focuses on the global challenge of scaling education to tackle the SDGs. With open innovation as the compass, novel...

UNESCO Science Commission adopts Recommendation on Open Science

UNESCO Science Commission adopts Recommendation on Open Science

The UNESCO recommendation on Open Science has been unanimously adopted in its entirety by Member States during the Science Commission plenary in November 2021 which is a milestone for Open Science and Citizen Science practitioners. During the General Conference...

Special collection on citizen science in higher education published

Special collection on citizen science in higher education published

Citizen Science: Theory and Practice journal has just released a new special collection on citizen science in Higher Education. This special collection explores the ways both online and field-based citizen science can be integrated in higher education as a tool for...

EU report on open science & societal engagement in research

EU report on open science & societal engagement in research

The EU Commission has recently published a new report entitled "Enabling open science and societal engagement in research". This report presents insights and recommendations from a workshop held on 1 July 2021 attended by beneficiaries of the Science with and for...

What SDG is the most popular among the CS community on Twitter?

What SDG is the most popular among the CS community on Twitter?

Our colleagues David Roldán-álvarez, Fernando Martínez-Martínez, Estefanía Martín from URJC have recently published an article "Understanding Discussions of Citizen Science Around Sustainable Development Goals in Twitter" in the IEEE Xplore journal. This paper...

CS Track workshop participants learn how to use analytics workbench

CS Track workshop participants learn how to use analytics workbench

On Tuesday 16 November the CS Track team ran a workshop about a web-based tool called the analytics workbench that can be used to collect information about citizen science projects. This tool was developed by project partner RIAS. 22 participants from 10 different...

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...

EU-Citizen.Science final conference, 24-25 November

EU-Citizen.Science final conference, 24-25 November

The EU-Citizen.Science platform, in collaboration with the ACTION project, will hold their final conference under the theme of "The future of citizen science: sharing experiences from the European community" on 24-25 November. The event will bring together the global...

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...

The main motivation for taking part in CS activities is…

The main motivation for taking part in CS activities is…

Although citizen science projects take on a variety of forms and scales, the motivation of those behind the scenes are similar. In fact, the CS Track team has learned from an ongoing survey that began this year that the interest in a particular theme or topic, being...

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...

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...

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