GOSH Community Forum

[Day 4] Citizen Science Session


The group talking about citizen science and open science hardware thinks primarily that considering the needs and goals of community participants is key for valuable citizen science. While data collection and analysis is important for influencing policy decisions, if motivation and education is the main aim, data may sometimes be secondary… Watching out for exploitation by large institutions was also discussed.
A suggestion that open science hardware tools could be evaluated in terms of their reliability and use-ability, also in comparison to cheap off the shelf tools, was brought up by Diego, with some considerable support.