Workshop WG 3: Citizen Science and Open Science – Synergies and Instruments

Workshop WG 3: Citizen Science and Open Science – Synergies and Instruments

Citizen Science and Open Science share some targets with regard to openness and transparency, but employ different communities, have different histories and divergent priorities. In this workshop we would like to explore where the key synergies between Citizen Science and Open Science are, and what potential barriers have to be overcome. In addition we would like to reflect which instruments of H2020 have been most helpful to support the idea to use citizen science for a closer link between science and society and support the „Three O“ strategy (Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World) of the EU.

In this workshop, different communities are invited, especially members of the Open Science Working Groups of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), the Open Science Policy Platform advising the EC as well as Members of the European Parliament.

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Call for Application  

If interested: please, send one page motivation letter until January 22nd 2018 to Claudia Göbel (claudia [dot] goebel [at] mfn-berlin [dot] de) and Sven Schade (s [dot] schade [at] ec [dot] europa [dot] eu) that shall include the following:

  • A short description of yourself (see additional priority criteria to address) and your motivation to participate.

As only a limited number of participants will be subject to COST full funding, two sets of criteria for participants’ selection are presented below.

General criteria for selection

  • Experience in linking Citizen Science and Open Science in theory or in practice
  • Experience in implementing CS projects with or without EU funding

Additional priority criteria

  • Geographical spread
  • Career stage (particularly involving early career investigators)
  • Gender balance

This workshop is co-organized with the Doing it Together science (DITOs) project.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:30 to 17:30
Avenue Louise 149
COST Association
1050 Brussels