Citizen Science Winter School Transforming research through public participation
What skills and competencies are useful to facilitate a citizen science project? What ethical aspects are to be considered when engaging in such projects? What are the potentials of citizen science for increased dialogue between science and society? Can citizen science bridge scientific research and societal practices? How can citizen science transform practices and principles in research?
Citizen science and other participatory approaches in scientific research have received broad attention in recent years. While technological developments have led to a boom in citizen science in the past ten to fifteen years, there is a long tradition of participatory approaches in scientific endeavors.
The aims of involving citizens in science are manifold and range from the empowerment of marginalized groups to increasing the amount of data collected. Activities encompass small-scale local projects as well as large-scale international projects.
Researchers from all disciplines as well as practitioners in the field of citizen science are invited to apply. Primarily, the Winter School is designed for doctoral students and postdocs. We welcome applications from all European universities. We strive for a diverse group of participants with different disciplinary backgrounds, a keen interest in research with societal relevance and new ways to interact with (non-academic) citizens. Sessions will be conducted in English, therefore fluency in both spoken and written English is essential. Since some parts of the program may be held in German, (passive) knowledge of German is an asset.
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