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2 12, 2016

Event Report 2: Metadata Games: Tagging library images online

By |December 2nd, 2016|Event Report|0 Comments

In the second seminar of the CSCS Network, Gavin Willshaw, Scott Renton and Claire Knowles, from the Edinburgh University’s Information Services, Library & University Collections, discussed the main aspects behind the library’s new metadata game, a digital crowdsourcing metadata tagging game (described by Gavin Willshaw in this video) which aims to improve the descriptive metadata [...]

2 12, 2016

Event Report 1: Zooniverse/Intervening in Citizen Science

By |December 2nd, 2016|Event Report|0 Comments

The first event of the network welcomed Grant Miller, the communications lead for the Zooniverse on-line citizen science platform, and Mark Hartswood, the co-founder of the Edinburgh University Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Network. Their presentations took place at the Social Informatics Forum on the 28th of May 2015, and it was an ideal launch of [...]

15 06, 2016

Using Paid Crowdsourcing in Research

By |June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

This workshop will address the methodological, ethical and service dimensions of using Paid Crowdsourcing Services such as Amazon Mechanical Turk in research, in order to inform University policy, and the work of individual academics and students. Topics: Methodology:  designing appropriate and good quality research using paid crowdsourced microwork; Knowing your crowd; managing crowd workers; getting [...]

26 05, 2016

Networks, best practices and creating an app to crowdsource MRI annotation in neuroscience research

By |May 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Come and join us in welcoming Antoine Blanchard (Chargé de programmes Numérique + Transfert Mission Investissements d'avenir, University of Bordeaux) and discussing Citizen Science projects, best practices and networks with him. Antoine will be visiting the University of Edinburgh at the end of May and this is a perfect opportunity not just to introduce him [...]

28 04, 2016

“Getting involved in the life-sciences – bringing ecology to the citizen”

By |April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

The Edinburgh University Citizen Science and Crowdsourced Data and Evidence Network are pleased to host a mini-symposium on the theme of "Getting involved in the life-sciences - bringing ecology to the citizen" with the aim of showcasing citizen science projects connected to ecology or evolution within Scotland or connected to Edinburgh University. Speakers include: Rob Cubey on [...]

7 04, 2016

Workshop: How to crowdsource behavioural data in the social sciences – Thursday, April 7th

By |April 7th, 2016|0 Comments

We are pleased to invite you to our workshop “How to crowdsource behavioural data in the social sciences”, with Jon Carr and Jasmeen Kanwal (Centre for Language Evolution, University of Edinburgh). Thursday, April 7th, 11:00–13:00, Dugald Stewart Building, Room 1.20 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD, DESCRIPTION Experiments with human participants are increasingly being conducted [...]

1 04, 2016

Crowdsourcing Social History – 01/04/2016

By |April 1st, 2016|0 Comments

We are delighted to invite you to our next seminar “Crowdsourcing Social History”, with Kate Lindsay (University of Oxford/Academic IT Services) and Melissa Highton (University of Edinburgh/Learning, Teaching and Web Services Division). Friday, 1st April 2016, 10.30 am – 1.00 pm, CMB (Chrystal Macmillan Building), Staff Room (6th floor), 15a George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD [...]

22 03, 2016

The Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Show & Tell – 24/11/2015

By |March 22nd, 2016|Event Report, Uncategorized, Video|0 Comments

  The Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Show & Tell event took place in the Event Space of the National Museum of Scotland (NMS) on Tuesday 24 November 2015, from 13.00 to 16.30. It was one of the two events organized by our network (in partnership with the NMS) on the same day, the second one [...]

24 11, 2015

Public Lecture Citizen Science for Community Engagement, with Dr Erinma Ochu

By |November 24th, 2015|0 Comments

This day sees two public events run in conjunction with the National Museum of Scotland: Public Lecture with Dr Erinma Ochu, MBE, FRSA We are please to invite Dr Erinma Ochu, Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow, who will give a public lecture at the National Museum of Scotland. Erinma highlights the ways in which citizen participation [...]

24 11, 2015

Hands on with Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing at the National Museum of Scotland

By |November 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Want to join a citizen science project, or run one as part of your research or teaching? The Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Show & Tell will show-case projects and initiatives on citizen science and crowdsourcing from a number of individuals and organisations. Join us for this mini-festival of citizen science and crowdsourcing and discover how [...]