Driving changes to embed Citizen Science at your institution

Created July 25, 2023, 10 a.m.
Updated Dec. 14, 2023, 3:46 p.m.

Citizen science (CS) is experiencing an increase in number of actors, projects, initiatives, and funding opportunities with a wide range of models, guidelines, and outcomes. Despite such growth, most of the Research Performing Organizations (RPOs) in Europe still do not support the CS implementation by fostering institutional transformations. The H2020 EU-funded TIME4CS project explores the Institutional Changes needed to support and embed CS in RPOs, building on the concept of individual institutional roadmaps to promote sustainable institutional changes within 4 Intervention Areas (IAs): Research, Education & Awareness, Support resources & Infrastructure, and Policy & Assessment. For each IA, specific Grounding Actions (GAs) have been identified as actions that can be concretely carried out within research institutions, paving the way to institutional changes.  

This online interactive workshop provided participants with an overview of the concept of institutional roadmaps and possible GAs that can be carried out within RPOs to stimulate the institutional change necessary to promote the adoption of CS as research methodology. Participants had the opportunity to interact with TIME4CS partners and to learn more about the GAs and get inspired about possible steps to be replicated within their own context. During the workshop, participants focused on their challenges and opportunities for implementing CS in their organizations, discussing how to overcome challenges and exploit opportunities with the use of the TIME4CS reflection tool. 

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Year of publication: 2023

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Time required: 1.0 hours
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