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A decade of citizen science: have we opened up research to everyone

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This is a UCL East Lunch Hour Lecture

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The past decade has seen a rapid increase in new forms of participation between researchers at universities and research institutes, and people from different walks of life. These new ways of working made it possible for a wider range of participation in the process of creating new knowledge and understanding of the world. These new forms come under many terms: participatory mapping, community science, community-based participatory research, and so on. The general term "citizen science" became a common way to describe all these activities. In the talk, we will cover the range of impacts and changes that occurred - with examples from the sciences, social sciences and humanities; from projects by a single individual to participation of million people; and from digital tools to pen and paper. We also think where do we go next with citizen science?

Photo credit: Dr Megan Laws, UCL Extreme Citizen Science group.

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Prof Muki Haklay is a professor at the Department of Geography, a co-director of UCL Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) research group, and co-director of Mapping for Change, a social enterprise dedicated to participatory mapping and citizen science. Prof Haklay background is in computer science and geography, and he has been research public access to environmental information and creation of environmental information by the public for over 20 years. He is also involved in different international organisations in the area of citizen science, such as the US-Based Citizen Science Association and the European Citizen Science Association.

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This building and lecture theatre is fully accessible and a step free route is available. Accessible toilets are located on the same floor as the lecture theatre.

If would like to speak to someone in relation to accessibility for this event, please email Emma Hart (emma.hart@ucl.ac.uk).

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