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The Citizen Science Association Law and Policy Working Group proudly presents:

 

Policy Perspectives in Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

 

Date: Friday, February 28, 2019

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 AM US ET / 15:00 - 16:15 hr CET

 

Citizen science and crowdsourcing enable the public to make meaningful contributions to scientific and engineering research and monitoring. These approaches also produce accurate data to inform a wide range of management and public policy issues while encouraging civic partnerships with government at all levels: (1) through local scale activities, as demonstrated through drinking water quality monitoring in Flint, Michigan; (2) through national or supranational scale activities, as revealed in the National Telecommunications & Information Administration’s National Broadband Map; and, (3) through local-to global scale activities, including the inclusion of participatory monitoring and management in international biodiversity assessments. Conversely, the impact of citizen science on public policy is often constrained by legal, policy, and institutional barriers, which consider issues including privacy, liability, physical and intellectual property, data quality assurance (or “fitness for use”), and organizational cultural change, among others. This webinar will feature presentations that explore the ways in which citizen science and crowdsourcing may inform management and public policy, or that examine the legal, policy, and organizational challenges to conducting citizen science, including strategies for improving bureaucratic processes to increase the impact of  these participatory approaches on public sector policies and practices.

 

Speakers:

  • Reanna Putnum, Community Engagement Specialist, Citizen Science Association

  • Dr. Lea Shanley, Editor for CSTP Special Issue on Policy Perspectives; Senior Fellow, Nelson Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Steering Committee, CSA Law and Policy Working Group

  • Dr. Alison Parker (Moderator), Editor for CSTP Special Issue on Policy Perspectives; Program Associate, Wilson Center; and Steering Committee, CSA Law and Policy Working Group

  • Claudia Göbel, is research associate at the Institute of Higher Education Research at University of Halle-Wittenbg (HoF) and guest researcher at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany.

  • Presentation: How Does Citizen Science “Do” Governance? Reflections from the DITOs Project

  • Susanne Hecker, research associate at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ within the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

  • Presentation: How Does Policy Conceptualise Citizen Science? A qualitative  Content Analysis of International Policy Documents

  • Dr. Aletta Bonn (Discussant), Editor for CSTP Special Issue on Policy Perspectives

 

Follow the conversation on Twitter: @CitSciAssoc and using hashtags #CitSciPolicy and #CitSci

 

Find the Special Issue on Policy Perspectives in Citizen Science here: https://theoryandpractice.citizenscienceassociation.org/collections/special/policy-perspectives-in-citizen-science/

 

Overview of the Special Issue:

Shanley, L.A., Parker, A., Schade, S. and Bonn, A., 2019. Policy Perspectives on Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing.  Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 4(1), p.30. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.293

 

Presenter Bios:

Reanna Putnum is the Community Engagement Specialist for the Citizen Science Association. She coordinates CSA’s communications to enhance member engagement, supports Working Groups, and facilitates CSA’s ongoing webinar series.  Reanna has a masters in Sociology from Colorado State University and over five years experience working for non-profits.

 

Dr. Lea Shanley, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow in the Nelson Institute at the University of Wisconsin Madison and Advisor to SciStarter. She served as instigator and editor for the CSTP Special Issue on Policy Perspectives. Lea’s research interests focus on the intersection of open science, technology, policy and law. Previously, Lea served as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, co-founder of the Federal Citizen Science community of practice and citizenscience.gov, and founding director of the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.  She was a CSA Board Member, and now serves on the CSA Law and Policy Working Group Steering Committee.

T: @Lea_Shanley

 

Alison Parker, Ph.D., is a Senior Program Associate with the Science and Technology Innovation Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Previously, Alison was an ORISE fellow hosted by the Innovation Team in the Office of Research and Development at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington DC. She is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Citizen Science Association. Alison received her B.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the George Washington University and PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto.

T: @athousandflies

 

Claudia Göbel, is currently investigates the landscape of participatory research in the social sciences and humanities in Germany as researcher at the Institute for Higher Education Research Halle-Wittenberg (HoF). As guest researcher at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin she analyses the institutionalisation of Citizen Science in Europe. She helped establish the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) in its foundational years. Claudia initiated and co-leads the joint working group on “Empowerment, Inclusiveness and Equity in Citizen Science and Community-Based Research” of ECSA and the Living Knowledge Network.

 

Susanne Hecker, is a research associate at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ within the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. Her core competencies are citizen science and science communication. In her research she focuses on the science-policy-society interface of citizen science and the role of communication in participatory science projects. She is the first editor of the open access book “Citizen science: innovation in open science, society and policy” published by UCL Press. She is a current member of the board of directors of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA).

T: @sushecker

 

Aletta Bonn, Ph.D., is Professor of Ecosystem Services at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena and Head of Department at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ within the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. She is a founding directorate board member of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) and led the development of the Greenpaper Citizen Science Strategy 2020 for Germany.  

T: @alettabonn

 

 

 

 

Webinar: CSTP Policy Special Issue Part 1

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