This report explores innovation in citizen science as it relates to data collection, analysis, recruitment and capacity building. It also considers emerging themes and topical issues including policymaking developments.
The emerging field of disaster citizen science may be a promising way to enhance public health emergency preparedness and build community resilience. This inventory of projects establishes a baseline for future research to capitalize on opportunities, address limitations, and help disaster citizen science achieve its potential.
After Superstorm Sandy, residents of Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood cleaned up debris, pumped out basements, and teamed up with researchers to find out what was in the floodwater. They established safety protocols to help local businesses prevent their chemicals from escaping and wrote a guide to help other communities.
Community citizen science offers unique opportunities to engage the public in science and to enhance civic life. It is used for activities like monitoring ecosystem health and enhancing disaster preparedness. But there are challenges to translating citizen science research into action.
In the second of a three-part learning report series, RAND Europe lookedinto the use of crowdsourcing for systematic reviews. The report outlines its benefits and provides advice on how to ensure the quality of research ismaintained.
By working together, the Culture of Health and Open Science movements could increase their potential to accelerate the use of scientific evidence to address impediments to population health and collective well-being.
The report summarises the conclusions of an expert consultation exploring how citizens are increasingly becoming involved in scientific research. It investigates the benefits and challenges that citizen science poses for different stakeholders.
Citizen science, public participation in research and scientific endeavors, isn't new. But community citizen science—where volunteers actively lead and conduct research, taking control and ownership—is on the rise. What promise does this phenomenon hold? And what are the risks?
Branching from Open Science is 'citizen science,' -- the increased involvement of amateur scientists in the various stages of the scientific research process. This publication explores the definitions, opportunities and challenges for citizen science.