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

By |November 11th, 2015|

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 [...]

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

By |November 11th, 2015|

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 [...]

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

By |November 3rd, 2015|

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 [...]

Interview with Nicola Osborne: developing and running citizen science projects

By |October 28th, 2015|

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  

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

By |October 23rd, 2015|

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 [...]

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

By |October 22nd, 2015|

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 [...]

Seminar Report: e-health and patient-created knowledge communities with Fadhila Mazanderani and Claudia Pagliari, University of Edinburgh.

By |September 5th, 2015|

Monday 24 August, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m., A key area where citizens are engaging in collective knowledge production and sharing is in health and medicine. One the one hand, sufferers of conditions, particularly long term chronic conditions are taking it in  to their own hands to explore and test treatments; On the other, data [...]

Crowdsourcing classification: ‘Metadata Games: tagging library images online’,

By |June 24th, 2015|

Monday 22 June 2015 The second seminar of the series was presented by staff from the University's Information Services, Library & University Collections, Gavin Willshaw, Scott Renton and Claire Knowles. The library has an online collection of around 20,000 digital images, many of which only have very basic catalogue records. In order to make these images [...]

The co-creation of scientific value with online volunteers and the success of The Zooniverse

By |May 12th, 2015|

28 May - Informatics Forum For this event we welcomed two speakers whose exciting presentations  launched 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 building over 40 projects, and where [...]