Educating citizens and organisations in Citizen Science methodologies
24th January 2020 - 23rd June 2020
The project "EDUcating Citizens and organisations in Citizen Science methodologies" (EduCS) aims to (a) facilitate capacity building in organisations not normally involved or engaged with Citizen Science (CS) methodologies including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Met Office UK, the national weather service, (b) collaborate with citizens as designers in producing CS investigations, and testing and enhancing the functionality of nQuire (nquire.org.uk), an Open University CS learning platform designed to promote the development of scientific skills by allowing participation in all stages of scientific research, and (c) launch a CS investigation to test the potential of nQuire to impact learning from public participation in CS investigations. The proposal tackles the need for collaboration with communities to test approaches to co-designing research questions, through two collaborative workshops with national organisations (BBC, Met Office), citizens engaged as co-designers, academics, and software designers.
Dr Christothea Herodotou is leading the project (PI) with support from Prof. Eileen Scanlon and Emeritus Prof. Mike Sharples.
14th February 2020
UKRI Citizen science workshop University of Hull
ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)