Background

The relationship between science and society has undergone significant changes in the last decades, gaining increasing importance as a research field. Episodes of societal mistrust towards scientific orientations and positions have opened the way to a deeper reflection on how the scientific ecosystem could better take societal views into consideration, without taking for granted its automatic consensus. Citizen Science can help science to become more self-aware and reflexive about its role and impact on society and allows to incorporate view diversity into problem formulation and research questions and to share, transfer and practice scientific culture, contributing to the challenge of science education. To be properly realized, it calls for the contextual adaptation of procedural and operative dimensions, and as such it can become an enabler of change also at the governance level.

Key projects

TIME4CS aims at supporting and facilitating the implementation of sustainable institutional changes in research performing organizations to promote citizen science and more in general public engagement in science and technology. TIME4CS has identified 4 intervention areas that alone or combined can stimulate the institutional changes necessary to promote public engagement in R&I activities: i) Research; ii) Education and Awareness; iii) Support resources and Infrastructure; iv) Policy and Assessment.

Launched to support dissemination and impact for TIME4CS, the Citizen Science Helix is an international Open Innovation community of specialists in the fields of citizen and open science. The Helix supports the TIME4CS project's ambition to contribute towards shaping of sustainable institutional changes and promoting Citizen Science in Science and Technology.


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the granting authority. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006201.

Funded by the European Union

Driving changes to embed Citizen Science at your institution

Virtual

Tue, Dec 6, 2022 10:00 AM - Tue, Dec 6, 2022 12:00 PM

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Join this TIME4CS online interactive workshop (10am CET, 6th December 2022) to learn how you can contribute to fostering the adoption of citizen science as research methodology within your organization through the use of institutional roadmaps. You will have the chance to: - Discuss challenges and opportunities for citizen science in your institution - Learn about using institutional roadmaps as a tool for change - Co-create your own Grounding Action with the TIME4CS Reflection Tool! Hands-on session using our tool, designed to support the development of personalized action plans: reflect on the big vision for your organization, identify relevant stakeholders, define success criteria and necessary resources, and make your action plan.

Organisations

  • University College London
  • University College Cork
  • Universität Zürich
  • Kaunas University of Technology
  • Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI)
  • Aarhus University
  • Champalimaud Foundation
  • European Science Foundation
  • Centre for Genomic Regulation
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft
  • University of Coimbra
  • Open University

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