Citizen Science/Communicating Citizen Science
Like all research, the value of contributions in citizen science are greatest when communicated effectively. Further, citizen science in particular stands to benefit from the opportunities and affordances of openness, both in terms of open access (broadcast) and open collaboration (feedback). Digital and network technologies, especially the web, enable many substantive opportunities to practice and communicate citizen science.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Wiki list of projects
- Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
- International Journal of Zoology
Organizations promoting open science
- eg. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wemu-a-revolution-in-epilepsy-monitoring-and-diagnosis - epilepsy monitoring clothing on indiegogo
- kickstarter/indiegogo doesn't provide any verification that the thing can actually be developed, scientific evaluation
Connecting with engaged people/resources for getting started
Post to a list on http://lists.okfn.org, find help from some engaged people.
https://lists.okfn.org/mailman/listinfo/open-science (see also country-specific variations)
If local, recruit from the community.
Hacker spaces (for software): http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/
Organize/Promote through Science Hack Day.
http://scienceonline.com #scio14 #scicomm