[open-science-ox] TOMORROW: Oxford Open Science, Citizen Science: The Role of Openness

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Tue Sep 25 08:51:25 UTC 2012

 Hi All

Apologies for the late details on this one, but I hope to see many of you
tomorrow for what looks set to be a great discussion, please forward and
share with your groups, departments, colleges and friends!


Citizen Science: The Role of Openness

Where: Oxford e-Research Centre, 7 Keble Road, Oxford
When: 19:30-21:00

Citizen scientists contribute massive amounts of time and data to advance
scientific knowledge, from online projects like Galaxy Zoo and Planet
Hunters at the Zooniverse to tracking ladybirds and butterflies. Join us
for a discussion about the potential of citizen science in the digital age
and specifically the role that openess plays in terms of the data, the
research process itself and the communication of results.

There will be a particular focus on the participatory aspect of citizen
science and direc
t interaction with the public that is missing from discussions about
openess in other areas of research.

Points for discussion include: Is there a moral imperative for researchers
who use citizen sourced data to make that data and resulting publications
publicly available? Is open participation the most important thing? Are
there privacy issues concerning citizen science projects which will limit
potential opening up of data?


Jenny Molloy, Open Knowledge Foundation
Chris Lintott, Citizen Science Project Lead at Zooniverse, University of
Matthias Stevens, Extreme Citizen Science Research Group, UCL
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