Workshop WG 4: Motivation of participants in Citizen Science projects

Workshop ‘Motivation of participants in CS projects’

Date: March 14-15, 2018
Location: Didlaukio str. 55, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Registration Deadline: December 10, 2017

The goal is to facilitate data collection about motivations to participate in CS projects across Europe.
Workshop participants will learn the theory of motivation, will participate in developing a tool to measure CS motivations, and will be equipped with tools to run a survey in their own CS project.

Assistance in data analysis will be given to participants to implement the conclusions that follow from the results in their project.

Following the workshop participants will collect and analyse data about motivations for their own projects and aggregated data will be analysed by the research leaders, Liat Levontin and Assaf Shwartz aiming to acquire a general perspective about motivation to participate in CS projects across Europe.

Call for Application

If interested: please, send one page motivation letter to shwartza [at] technion [dot] ac [dot] il (subject: Call%20for%20Application%20WG%204%20Workshop%20Lithuania) (Assaf Shwartz) and Levontin [at] technion [dot] ac [dot] il (subject: Call%20for%20Apllication%20for%20WG%204%20Workshop%20Lithuania) (Liat Levontin) no later than by 10th December, 2017 that shall include the following:

  • A short description of yourself (see additional priority criteria to address) and your motivation to participate.
  • A short description of the CS project you are involved in:
    • Goals
    • The main task(s) of the CS participants
    • Description of the CS participants
    • Number of participants
    • Your role in the project

As 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

  • Active access to a CS project with at least 1000 achievable participants (via e-mail)
  • Interest in understanding the motivation of CS participants
  • Interest and ability to collect data via surveys
  • Willingness and ability to share the data with all the workshop participants

Additional priority criteria

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

Workshop Report

Can be found here (klick)



Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00 to Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 20:00
Didlaukio g. 55
Mykolas Romeris University
LT-08329 Vilnius Lithuania