A blogpost with a short summary of this year's iKNOW conference.
Citizen science describes research activities (e.g., data collection) that are conducted by people who are not professional scientists. Thanks to the internet, citizen science has gained a new dimension: digital technologies offer possibilities to reach out to volunteer researchers, to pool together efforts and to make the results visible. Moreover, the collective power of the crowd provides scientists with data that they could not have collected on their own. Integrating citizens into research projects is apparently a valuable strategy for scientists. Motivating volunteers to invest time in citizen science projects appears challenging.
#OpenAccess – it’s up to all of us!
Anupam Chander, Director of the California International Law Center, was recently our guest at the HIIG Open Journal Club. You can listen to his talk and watch an additional interview.
The Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
, Berlin and the DRadio Wissen
invite to discuss the topic of open science: advantages and potential transformations within scientific communication and scientific publishing.
Open Science. Moderne Kommunikationsmittel eröffnen neue Wege des Publizierens und Kooperierens. Verändert sich dadurch Wissenschaft? Wie sehen diese Wandlungsprozesse aus und was daran ist wirklich neu?