Doing citizen science as open science: what, why and how

Created Nov. 22, 2021, 4:04 p.m.
Updated Aug. 30, 2023, 8:54 a.m.

This is a high-level course introducing the ethical imperative for conducting citizen science as open science, including what open science is and how its outputs and processes can be incorporated into all aspects of citizen science.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the ethical, scientific, social, and legal imperatives for practising open science
  • Clarify common misconceptions of open science (e.g. it is not just about publishing data)
  • Describe the products of open science and the collaborative and inclusive processes they enable
  • Identify which aspects of open science are and are not already implemented by your citizen science project
  • Evaluate and choose tools to implement open science for all components of your citizen science project including text, images, data, software, hardware, and other media.

Publish information

Year of publication: 2021

Training information

Time required: 1.75 hours
Conditions of access: You must register on the EU-Citizen Science Moodle Platform
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