See Citizen Science Conference

Afternoon programme

Session 1. Challenges of Citizen Science (1-2 P.M.)

Introduction by Sabine Wildevuur

Citizen Science is growing rapidly. The National Platform Open Science just released the report from the workgroup Citizen Science on the need for and opportunities of citizen science. What is its added value to the different fields of research, and the implications for education? What are the next steps to take? We share local, national and international level good practices. 

Keynote speaker 1/3: Prof.dr.ir. Wim van der Putten

Citizen Science: Knowledge and forces united

Prof.dr.ir. Wim van der Putten, Head of Department Terresterial Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) on the report Citizen Science, written by the programme group Citizen Science. The report is going to be published by the National Platform Open Science

Keynote speakers 2/3: Prof.dr. Karin Pfeffer & dr. Katja Egorova

Citizen Science applied to the domain of Infrastructuring urban futures. How to go about?

Prof.dr. Karin Pfeffer and dr. Katja Egorova, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente. 

Keynote speaker 3/3: Dr.ir. Gaston Remmers

Citizen Science in the Health domain: is it a unique field of application and what is the current diversity?

Senior Expert Citizen Science University Twente Topfit/CitizenLab. Director Foundation My Data Our Health. 25+ years experience in citizen science in sustainable rural development, 6 years in the health domain. Patient Advocate. Promotor of the bottom-up, national platform CitizenScience2Health. MSc agroecology, PhD sociology.

Launch Citizen Science Hub and Roundtable

Rounding off session 1 with

  • The launch of Citizen Science Hub Twente by Rector Magnificus Prof.dr. Thom Palstra, University of Twente. 
  • Roundtable with the online audience, speakers and Dr.ir. Frans Snik who works on various astronomical instrumentation projects at the Leiden Observatory (Leiden University) and Citizen Science Lab Leiden. Co-authors report on Citizen Science.
Launch Citizen Science Hub and Roundtable

Rounding off session 1 with

  • The launch of Citizen Science Hub Twente by Rector Magnificus Prof.dr. Thom Palstra, University of Twente. 
  • Roundtable with the online audience, speakers and Dr.ir. Frans Snik who works on various astronomical instrumentation projects at the Leiden Observatory (Leiden University) and Citizen Science Lab Leiden. Co-authors report on Citizen Science.

Session 2: The impact of Citizen Science (2-3 P.M.)

Introduction by Peter-Paul Verbeek

Citizen Science reshapes the relations between scientists and citizens, and is a fundamentally humanising endeavour that unlocks implicit and explicit inquisitive capacities in humans. How does this new relation between citizens and scientists take shape in different domains? What is its impact? Does Citizen Science demand an update of our ethical research standards? On what grounds, and on the basis of which values?

Keynote speaker 1/3: Prof. Muki Haklay

Citizen Science: an international perspective and its potential impact

Prof. Muki Haklay, Geographic Information Science in the Department of Geography, University College London. Muki is co-director of the UCL Extreme Citizen Science group, which is dedicated to allowing any community, regardless of their literacy, to use scientific methods and tools to collect, analyse, interpret and use information about their area and activities.

Keynote speaker 2/3: Dr. Lea den Broeder

Impact of Citizen Science - from local to national

On the possibilities and challenges of Citizen Science for Public Health in changing times, on a national level. How to go from a CS model to practice.
Dr. Lea den Broeder, National Institute for Public Health and Environment RIVM.

Keynote speaker 3/3: Margaret Gold

Co-creation with the city of Leiden: 444 and the Citizen Science Lab

Margaret Gold currently works at Citizen Science Lab Leiden and is project officer at the European Citizen Science Association. She will share her experiences of Citizen Science Lab Leiden.

Closing Citizen Science Conference 2020

Citizen Science and the future - an interactive session

Session 2 will be closed off with an interactive session. Together with the online audience and the speakers we will try to answer: What is the impact of Citizen Science and how to take the next step?

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