Examples

Data collection in Environment and Ecology: , Jonathon Silvertown, who runs several large citizen science projects, and has recently joined the University  http://www.jonathansilvertown.com/citizen-science/   including the iSpot Nature platform

COBWEB http://cobwebproject.eu/  run by EDINA @ the UoE and funded by FP7 Citizens observatory http://www.citizen-obs.eu

Human Computing to handle the ‘data deluge’ Zooniverse, founded in 2007,  https://www.zooniverse.org

Quasi-experiments, games and participative simulations in social sciences –  e.g. The Imitation Game http://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/imgame/imitation-game/

Exploring the potential of Citizen social science http://citizensocialscience.org.uk

Innocentive, a commerical platform to engage the public in innovation challenges http://www.innocentive.com

 

OpenStreetMap – crowdsourcing GIS base map https://www.openstreetmap.org/  including the Humanitarian OSM Team   and the UoE MESH project,

Citizens as sensors: the world of volunteered geography, Michael F. Goodchild,  GeoJournal  Volume 69, Issue 4 , pp 211-221

The Quantified Self Movement, sharing personal health data

The development of ‘Experience as Evidence’  in health http://experience-as-evidence.org

Crowdsourcing in the Humanities – a Scoping Study 2012 Dunn and Hedges, AHRC  http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funding-Opportunities/Research-funding/Connected-Communities/Scoping-studies-and-reviews/Documents/Crowd%20Sourcing%20in%20the%20Humanities.pdf

 

Crowdsourcing for Democracy: New Era in Policy-Making , Policy Brief, Tanja Aitamurto, Committee for the Future, Parliament of Finland

Herbaria at Home – Herbaria@home is an online citizen science project. “with the help of hundreds of volunteers, we digitise the information from the collections of wild plants held by museums and universities in the UK and beyond”

Transcription software (currently under trial at RBGE) transScriptorium

Some links to activities elsewhere

An JRC seminar http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/workshop-on-emerging-ict-for-citizens-veillance-theoretical-and-practical-insights–pbLBNA26574/   http://uclexcites.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/emerging-ict-for-citizens-veillance-theoretical-and-practical-insights/

‘Extreme’ Citizen science at UCL http://uclexcites.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/a-taste-of-possibilities-extreme-citizen-science-on-the-ground-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo/

The Citizen Cyberspace Summit (UCL) http://cybersciencesummit.org/
The Citizen Science Alliance http://www.citizensciencealliance.org

Citizen Science Blog from the Cornell Lab (Birds)

User’s Guide for Evaluating Learning Outcomes from Citizen Science. (Deloped by Cornell Lab of Ornithology researchers for practitioners who want to evaluate learning outcomes from their citizen science projects. It includes a practical overview of evaluation techniques, tips, and best-practices for conducting evaluations, a glossary of terms, and an extensive set of templates and worksheets to help with evaluation planning and implementation)

Research Paper – Global change and local solutions: Tapping the unrealized potential of citizen science for biodiversity research. Includes interesting figures from the Biodiversity realm (1.3–2.3 million volunteers contribute $667 million–$2.5 billion in-kind annually)