Citizen Science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Data from conventional sources cannot fully measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here the authors present a roadmap describing how citizen-science data can integrate traditional data and make a significant contribution in support of the SDGs agenda.
Innovation in Citizen Science Using Machine Learning
An interdisciplinary team has come up with a mobile app for identifying plants based on users taking a photo of the plant on their mobile. For Citizen Science the enthusiastic engagement of the public with Flora Incognita shows a clear path forward for more widespread uses of machine learning in public participation with science and scholarship, and in knowledge creation.
Opinion: Toward an International Definition of Citizen Science
What exactly qualifies as "citizen science" (CS)? It is interpreted in various ways and takes different forms with different degrees of participation. In fact, the label CS is currently assigned to research activities either by project principal investigators themselves or by research funding agencies.
Responsible Research and Innovation - A Quick Start Guide for Science Engagement Organisations,
Making science engaging is vital work, but fraught with challenges. How do you stay relevant in your local community? How do you ensure activities are designed in a way that places the needs and preferences of multiple target audiences at their centre? How do you find new collaborators and effectively expand your network? If you work for a science engagement organisation and need some support or just a little direction, this quick start guide to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) will help.
Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. The scope of this volume is global, geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. The chapters consider the role of citizen science in the context of the wider agenda of open science and open innovation, and discusses progress towards responsible research and innovation, two of the most critical aspects of science today.
Fitbit's 150 Billion Hours of Heart Data Reveal Secrets About Health
Fitibit's wristbands have collected 150 billion hours' worth of heart-rate data from people around the world. For the first time, the company offered a look inside that data, to see how lifestyle, location, age, and gender affects our health and longevity.
Citizen Science Can Make Systematic Reviews Faster and More Efficient
Citizen science: crowdsourcing for systematic reviews looks at how people can contribute their expertise to scientific studies using new online platforms - even if they don’t think of themselves as researchers or scientists.
Call for Action: Horizon Europe Needs a Specific Programme for Funding Science, Society and Citizens' Initiatives
There is an urgent need to strengthen funding for the interaction between science and society, but the EU's proposal for Horizon Europe does not foresee a programme dedicated to Science with and for Society.
Open Science and Its Role in Universities: A Roadmap for Cultural Change
LERU's paper discussing the eight pillars of Open Science identified by the European Commission: the future of scholarly publishing, FAIR data, the European Open Science Cloud, education and skills, rewards and incentives, next-generation metrics, research integrity, and citizen science.
The NSF encourages people to help build a better, more informed society by participating in Citizen Science, or Public Participation in Scientific Research in a program designed to engage the public in addressing societal needs and accelerating science, technology, and innovation.