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The platform for sharing knowledge, tools, training, and resources for Citizen Science

We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe in these challenging times. While many of us are under coronavirus lockdown, there is more than ever a strong need for high quality online resources and activities that can be used or done from home. We have therefore tagged the citizen science projects that can be joined from home

Latest resources

Creating a citizens’ information pack on ethical and legal issues around ICTs: what should be included? Workshop report
Creating a citizens’ information pack on ethical and legal issues around ICTs: …
This is the report from a workshop co-hosted by ECSA, COST Action 15212, EU-Citizen.Science, Panelfit and ICM-CSIC, which explored the ethical and legal issues around ICTs (e.g. privacy, data rights) … Read more
Article (open access) "Citizen science in the social sciences and humanities: the power of interdisciplinarity"
Article (open access) "Citizen science in the social sciences and humanities: the …
Citizen science evolved through multiple disciplinary manifestations into a new field of study and a participatory method of enquiry. While most citizen science projects take place within problem-focused natural sciences, … Read more
Documentary: Citizen Science Revolution - Making Sense
Documentary: Citizen Science Revolution - Making Sense
Making Sense project ran for two years between 2015 and 2017. Now the findings are being used for creating better cities by enabling local communities to fabricate their own sensing … Read more
 

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Latest projects

NestCams: Watch birds on their nests and help us find out more about their breeding behaviour!
NestCams: Watch birds on their nests and help us find out more about their breeding behaviour!
NestCams is a project of the Konrad Lorenz Research Center for Behaviour and Cognition (KLF, a Core Facility of the University of Vienna, Austria). Citizen Scientists worldwide ca… Read more

Folding@Home - Coronavirus
Folding@Home - Coronavirus
Folding@home is joining researchers around the world working to better understand the 2019 Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to accelerate the open science effort to develop new life-saving… Read more

FoldIt:Quarantine Edition
FoldIt:Quarantine Edition
Foldit is an online puzzle video game about protein folding. It is part of an experimental research project developed by the University of Washington, Center for Game Science, in … Read more

 

Latest blog entries

Closing the gap: Citizen science for monitoring sustainable development
Closing the gap: Citizen science for monitoring sustainable development

Editor
July 10, 2020, 8:22 a.m.

Citizen science could help track progress towards all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An IIASA-led study, for the first time, comprehensively analyzed the current and potential contribution of citizen science data to monitor the SDGs at the indicator level.

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New-designed REINFORCE web platform to stimulate community engagement
New-designed REINFORCE web platform to stimulate community engagement

Editor
July 7, 2020, 8:33 a.m.

The REINFORCE project (Research Infrastructures FOR Citizens in Europe), supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SWAFS programme, has launched its new fully-developed website.

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Webinar on the topic of Learning & Education in Citizen Science
Webinar on the topic of Learning & Education in Citizen Science

Editor
June 23, 2020, 2:05 p.m.

We are delighted to have hosted the first of what we hope will become a series of regular online events enabling the citizen science and learning community to share their work and raise awareness of projects, research and resources with each other and the wider citizen science community. This webinar was initiated by members of the ECSA working group on “Learning and Education in Citizen Science” and the Citizen Science COST Action WG2 - Develop synergies with education.

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Featured projects

Folding@Home - Coronavirus
Folding@Home - Coronavirus
Folding@home is joining researchers around the world working to better understand the 2019 Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to accelerate the open science effort to develop new life-saving… Read more

The Global Healthsites Mapping project
The Global Healthsites Mapping project
Saving health facility data to OpenStreetMap improves interoperability and harnesses the contributions of citizens, academic institutions, businesses and organisations who use the… Read more

FoldIt:Quarantine Edition
FoldIt:Quarantine Edition
Foldit is an online puzzle video game about protein folding. It is part of an experimental research project developed by the University of Washington, Center for Game Science, in … Read more

 

Featured resources

The ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science
The ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science
This document attempts to represent a wide range of opinions in an inclusive way, to allow for different types of projects and programmes, where context-specific criteria can be set.The characteristics … Read more
ECSA 10 Principles of Citizen Science
ECSA 10 Principles of Citizen Science
Citizen science is a flexible concept which can be adapted and applied within diverse situations and disciplines. The statements below were developed by the ‘Sharing best practice and building capacity’ … Read more
Citizen Science Evaluation Framework
Citizen Science Evaluation Framework
In today’s knowledge-based society we are experiencing a rise in citizen science activities. Citizen science goals include enhancing scientific knowledge generation, contributing to societally relevant questions, fostering scientific literacy in … Read more
 
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