Citizen Science is the inclusion of members of the public in some aspect of scientific research
The term usually refers to any form of active amature participation in science going beyond professional research. On the other hand
Open Science is an “umbrella term encompassing a multitude of assumptions about the future of knowledge creation and dissemination”, especially regarding technological infrastructure, accessibility of knowledge creation, access to knowledge, measurement of impact and collaborative research.
According to the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) the adoption of open science approaches and policies can benefit widely Citizen Science by increasing its visibility and opportunities for collaboration, ensuring data persistence, and securing its legacies and impacts in scientific research and policy.
ECSA sees citizen science as an open, inclusive approach and supports the exploration of how citizen science should be understood and practised, and help to shape different aspects of the citizen science movement, in Europe and around the world. ECSA’s mission is to connect citizens and science; to promote sustainable development through citizen science; and to ensure that citizen science contributes to policy processes.
Combining Citizen Science and Open Science will benefit to address grand challenges and respond to diminishing societal trust in science. In addition it will contribute to the creation of common goods and shared resources, and facilitate knowledge transfer between science and society aiming at stimulating innovation.
Athens, October 12th, 2019
How can we make use of the seismic data provided by schools? What if students are given the challengeon how to provide insights to distant places and send warnings to other scools? Hackquake is organized to show how Open Science and open data can be used to benefit society and at the same time to trigger and include students in the process.
For the hackquake, OpenAIRE works in cooperation with Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Athena Research Center, Helix- Hellenic Data Service and Open Technologies Alliance (GFOSS).
Learn more and apply till October 3rd 2019!