Key Recommendations from the WG1 about Quality Aspects in Citizen Science
Full catalogue of COST Action 151212 reports, some of which can be downloaded.
A paper within the COST Action has recently been published on Science Direct, which discusses how the CS can help addressing Sustainability Transitions (STs).
The end product of the process - the citizens’ information pack on legal and ethical issues around ICTs - will “identify and enhance good practices that can be applied to citizen science projects in different areas” and support efforts to “explore ways for integrating data and knowledge collated through [citizen science] initiatives and suggest mechanisms for standardization, interoperability and quality control”.
A better understanding on the wiki tools and their benefits: The links between citizen science and the use of these powerful knowledge dissemination tools was made obvious through the identification of the various potential citizen science groups that were marginalised and the ways these could be included within the community.
The Aim of this Workshop from WG4 was to raise awareness of citizen scientists and other stakeholders (e.g. COST Action participants) on how citizen science social innovation transcends into Responsible Research and Innovation.
Following previous events of the same working group over the last couple of years, this workshop aimed to discuss and wrap up the outcomes from the past work, and organise the continuation and deepening of future work on Citizen Science (CS) in support to policy-making. The latter will include the comparison of different approaches with regard to strategies and platforms dedicated to Citizen Science throughout Europe.
Imre Lendak visited the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2019) conference which was organized in the March 11-15, 2019 week.
The participants to the workshop set the basis for the collective writing of a paper on the link between citizen science and local governance through a review of experiences and projects at the local and international level.
The participants in the training school learned about different local experiences of collective research and participation for environmental monitoring and advocacy (such as improving soil and air quality, increasing greenery and biodiversity). The participants also discussed and debated around the link between participatory research and civic movements.