Contours of Citizen Science paper published in Royal Society Open Science

At the end of 2019, just before the pandemic, I was lucky to be hosted and supported by the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris (CRI-Paris.org) and with colleagues from ECSA and the European project EU-Citizen.Science carried out a survey to help identify what are the boundaries of citizen science, in terms of the … Continue reading Contours of Citizen Science paper published in Royal Society Open Science

CSA law and policy group: the Aarhus Convention and Citizen Science

This is the recording from earlier this month from a meeting of the Citizen Science Association (CSA) meeting of the law and policy working group which was dedicated to Aarhus convention and its relevance to citizen science. The main speakers in the session were Lea Shanley, who co-chair the group, Anna Berti Suman (check her … Continue reading CSA law and policy group: the Aarhus Convention and Citizen Science

New paper: Exploring factors associated with participation in citizen science among UK museum visitors aged 40–60

Natural History Museum The DITOs escalator was developed as part of the "Doing It Together Science" project and represent a conceptual framework that positions citizen science within the wider set of activities that we can consider as public engagement in science - from the act of reading an article about scientific discovery in a newspaper … Continue reading New paper: Exploring factors associated with participation in citizen science among UK museum visitors aged 40–60

UCL Office of Open Science & Scholarship launch – citizen science webinar

This text and video is reblogged and edited from https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/open-access/2020/10/29/launch-week-summary/ Last week marked the launch of the UCL Office of Open Science & Scholarship which is part of the library at UCL. The office includes support for citizen science activities at UCL, and as such, marks an important milestone in the institutional support for such … Continue reading UCL Office of Open Science & Scholarship launch – citizen science webinar

Citizen Science & SDG, Berlin 14-15 Oct – a hybrid conference

The Citizen Science and Sustainable Development Goals (or in its full name "Knowledge for Change: A decade of Citizen Science (2020-2030) in support of the SDGs" was held on 14 and 15 October 2020 as a hybrid conference in Berlin and online, using the Hopin platform. I attended the conference in person, as I was … Continue reading Citizen Science & SDG, Berlin 14-15 Oct – a hybrid conference

Citizen Science & Post-Normal Science zones

The Post-Normal Science 5 symposium moved, like many other scientific meetings this year, to an online meeting. If you haven't come across the term, it is worth looking into - post-normal science (PNS) is, for me, one of the foundations for how citizen science can be integrated into policy processes. PNS is a conceptual framework … Continue reading Citizen Science & Post-Normal Science zones

Investigating the potential of citizen science for effective radon measurement and mitigation

This is a recording of a seminar from early September, which was part of the a session that organised by the Social science and Humanities in ionising radiation Research (SHARE) in their RICOMET 2020 conference. Radon, which is a radioactive gas and that under some condition can accumulate in houses (and especially basements) and is … Continue reading Investigating the potential of citizen science for effective radon measurement and mitigation

Reflections on ECSA 2020 conference

In early February 2019, Lucy Robinson, the then vice-chair of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) asked me to join the conference organising committee on behalf of the ECSA board. The journey finished last Friday afternoon, with the end of the side events of the conference - as always, a long journey, made longer due … Continue reading Reflections on ECSA 2020 conference

Introducing: ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science

Today the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is launching a document that is aimed to help with identifying the type of activities that belong to citizen science. The document "ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science" is coming ready with an interpretation document, which is called "ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science - Explanation Notes". They are aimed … Continue reading Introducing: ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science

What I learned about online teaching and research management?

As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, UCL, like many other universities, is switching to online teaching and interaction between staff, students, and also research teams. I wanted to share what I've learned over the year through my use of online teaching and management tools. The experience is based on using tools such as Moodle … Continue reading What I learned about online teaching and research management?