The aim of CS Track is to broaden our knowledge about Citizen Science and the impact Citizen Science activities can have on individual citizens, organisations, and society at large. CS Track will investigate a large and diverse set of Citizen Science activities, gathering data from the web, carrying out interviews with key participants and by directly observing operational projects. Partners will use web-based analytics and multi-perspective analysis to understand the complex processes that are at the heart of Citizen Science activities. Data analytics will be used to understand organisational and operational characteristics and scientific outcomes, what constitutes good practice, impacts on individual/group learning and success or failure indicators. We will also study societal aspects such as gender, age, geographical and socio-economic differences. CS Track will also create and support the development of a community of interest with whom we will disseminate good practices and formulate knowledge-based policy recommendations. The project lasts 36 months and involves 9 partners from 7 countries.
The CS-Track project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, through Grant Agreement No.872522.