[open-science-ox] TONIGHT: Citizen Science: The Role of Openness + New Speaker

Jenny Molloy jenny.molloy at okfn.org
Wed Sep 26 13:37:52 UTC 2012

Hi All

I hope many of you can make it this evening! We are fortunate that Helen
Roy from CEH can also join us to discuss her work on the UK Ladybird Survey.

Look forward to seeing you later


On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org> wrote:

> 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!
> Jenny
> 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?
> Speakers:
> Jenny Molloy, Open Knowledge Foundation
> Chris Lintott, Citizen Science Project Lead at Zooniverse, University of
> Oxford
> Matthias Stevens, Extreme Citizen Science Research Group, UCL
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