New publication: Participatory citizen science

I've mentioned in the previous posts about the introduction and conclusions chapters in the book "Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy" and the chapter about citizen science in universities. The final chapter in the book that I would like to highlight is my chapter "participatory citizen science". As Rick Bonney pointed to me, on the face … Continue reading New publication: Participatory citizen science

New publication: Citizen science to foster innovation in open science, society and policy

The previous post described the opening chapter of "Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Policy, Science and Society", which apart from the first 7 pages, is following a fairly standard pattern of introduction chapters - an overview of the sections and explaining the logic behind organising the chapters and the order that they appear, and description … Continue reading New publication: Citizen science to foster innovation in open science, society and policy

Citizen Science: Innovation in open science, society and policy – a new open access book!

Today marks the publication of the book "Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy". The book emerged from the first conference of the European Citizen Science Association in Berlin, in 2016. While the summary of the conference is available in a journal article in Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, the book is an … Continue reading Citizen Science: Innovation in open science, society and policy – a new open access book!

New paper: Innovation in Citizen Science – Perspectives on Science-Policy Advances

From time to time, there are opportunities to become a co-author with a lot of people that you are very happy to be associated with - to demonstrate a shared piece of work that represents a common understanding. The participation in the first European Citizen Science Association conference in 2016 created such an opportunity, with a … Continue reading New paper: Innovation in Citizen Science – Perspectives on Science-Policy Advances

ECSA2016 ThinkCamp Challenge: how can Overleaf support collaborative writing between academics and citizen scientists?

Overleaf, ThinkCamp Challenge, collaborative writing - lots of jargon for a title - so let's start by explaining them and I then cover what happened (that's an Abstract). Background - what are Overleaf, ThinkCamp, and Challenge? (Introduction) Overleaf  is a scientific technology company that offer a collaborative environment for writing scientific papers. Overlaf is based on LaTeX  … Continue reading ECSA2016 ThinkCamp Challenge: how can Overleaf support collaborative writing between academics and citizen scientists?

ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 3

After a busy first  days - Day 1 (morning and afternoon) and Day 2 (morning and afternoon), the third day was dedicated to engagement - through museums, games and story telling; responsibility - through frameworks of responsible research and innovation, proper data handling and making a scientific impact, and finally to active engagement in discussion … Continue reading ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 3

ECSA 2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Afternoon)

The afternoon started with a packed session that focused on Citizen science Studies – Engaging with the participatory turn in the co-production of science and society Elevator talks & interactive session organised by Dana Mahr (University of Geneva); Anett Richter (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ); Claudia Göbel (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin | ECSA); Alan Irwin (Copenhagen Business … Continue reading ECSA 2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Afternoon)

ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Morning)

After the opening day (see morning and afternoon posts) and the reception under the dinosaur at the museum, the second day started with an introduction and review of day 1 by Marisa Ponti (University of Gothenburg, Sweden): We want to reconnect to the first day. Particularly happy to hear the connection at the European Commission … Continue reading ECSA2016: Open Citizen Science – Day 2 (Morning)

Participatory [Citizen] Science

'Citizen Science as Participatory Science' is one of the most popular posts that I have published here. The post is the core section of a chapter that was published in 2013 (the post itself was written in 2011). For the first European Citizen Science Association conference I was asked to give a keynote on the second … Continue reading Participatory [Citizen] Science

ECSA 2016: Open Science – Policy Innovation & Social Impact (Day 1 afternoon)

See the first post of the day here. After the afternoon break, the second panel was dedicated to started with Innovative approaches to civic engagement, learning & education https://twitter.com/chelicresswell/status/733299496004784128 Michael J.O. Pocock (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, UK). Defined himself as an ecologist who is interested in citizen science. He is interested in ecosystem services and … Continue reading ECSA 2016: Open Science – Policy Innovation & Social Impact (Day 1 afternoon)