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19 11, 2015

Seminar: “Citizen science and scientific citizenship”

By |November 19th, 2015|0 Comments

We are very pleased to welcome Professor Alan Irwin the Copenhagen Business School (CBS)  and our own Eugenia Rodrigues (STIS, CSCS network)  to discuss  Citizen science and scientific citizenship.  In 1995, Alan Irwin published Citizen Science - A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development, which advanced a notion of citizen science underpinned by the theoretical questions of STS and [...]

11 11, 2015

The MESH project: Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History 1000-2000 A.D.

By |November 11th, 2015|Project|0 Comments

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology, under Professor Richard Roger, is running a   3-year project AHRC-funded to create bring together historical data about the city, from census and public and private records, and develop digital mapping resources of modern and historic edinburgh to support analysis, visualisation and communication of this information. A key element [...]

11 11, 2015

Planned events: Paid crowdsourcing of labour for experiments and data analysis

By |November 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

While those running 'citizen science' projects generally recruit volunteers there are many ways that researchers can use the services of commercial crowdsourced labour platforms, such as Amazon Mechanical Turk or Crowdflower.  There are two main ways this is being used: 1) As a source of participants for experiments, as an alternative to the usual use [...]

3 11, 2015

Video Summary – Engaging participants in biodiversity surveying with David Kilbey – Natural Apptitude

By |November 3rd, 2015|Person, Resource, Video|0 Comments

A brief interview with David Kilbey from Natural Apptitude, a company that works with researchers and organisations to engage the public with data collection, through the design of apps and websites, and the support of crowdsourcing projects in the field of biodiversity. Dave visited Edinburgh to speak at the seminar on Citizen Science and the [...]

28 10, 2015

Interview with Nicola Osborne: developing and running citizen science projects

By |October 28th, 2015|Resource, Video|1 Comment

Nicola Osborne, of EDINA, talks about her experiences and insights from working on developing citizen science projects and platforms, notably in the field of environment and biodiversity.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOwB769iLdc  

27 10, 2015

Seminar 1: The Zooniverse and the co-creation of scientific value with online volunteers

By |October 27th, 2015|0 Comments

28 May - Informatics Forum - Room 4.31/4.33 – 10.00-12.15 http://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/about/location   We are welcoming two speakers whose exciting presentations will launch our discussions:   -  Grant Miller (Zooniverse): ‘The Zooniverse - Real Science Online’ ‘The Zooniverse is the world's largest and most successful citizen science platform. I will discuss what we have learned from [...]

23 10, 2015

Report and Video: Citizen Science and the Mass Media with Dave Kilby and Ally Tibbitt

By |October 23rd, 2015|Event Report|1 Comment

Thursday, 22nd October  This session we looked at how media and communications can be used to promote a CSCS project and to engage and develop the community around a project. This included aspects such as understanding the purpose and audience for your project; gaining exposure from a project; communicating these types of projects effectively; engaging the press; expectation [...]

22 10, 2015

Special Event: Missing Maps: Navigating Humanitarianism, Aid and International Development

By |October 22nd, 2015|Event Report, Video|0 Comments

October 1st 2015 Members of the Network, Dr Jamie Cross and Dr William Mackaness  presented a special event as part of the Edinburgh University Global Development Academy Lecture series and the State of the Map Scotland Conference. This event was a international public conference on maps, mapping and humanitarianism in collaboration with OpenStreetMap and [...]

22 10, 2015

Citizen Science and the Mass Media with Dave Kilby and Ally Tibbitt

By |October 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

This session is an opportunity to look at how media and communications can be used to promote a CSCS project and to engage and develop the community around a project. The kinds of issues to be discussed include aspects such as understanding the purpose and audience for your project; gaining exposure from a project; communicating these types [...]