More often, Citizens and researchers collaborate with each other during the different phases of the research process and innovation development. Whether you are a UT student, researcher, employee or anyone outside UT: We invite you to learn more and participate during the online Citizen Science Conference on 20 November 2020 (1-3 P.M.). Here is a short overview of the programme and the opportunity to register.
After an introduction by DesignLab director Sabine Wildevuur, Prof.dr.ir. Wim van der Putten will give a talk on the added value to the different fields of research by pointing out highlights of a report, written by NIOO-KNAW's programme group Citizen Science. ITC faculty researchers Prof.dr. Karin Pfeffer and Dr. Katja Egorova share their point of view within the field of Infrastructuring Urban futures. DesignLab researcher Dr.ir. Gaston Remmers compares the (possible) effect of Citizen Science within different domains.
After the keynotes Rector Magnificus Prof.dr. Thom Palstra will launch Citizen Science Hub Twente and there will be a roundtable with the online audience, speakers and Dr.ir. Frans Snik on behalf of Leiden Observatory (Leiden University).
Co-director DesignLab and full professor Peter-Paul Verbeek will introduce the next part of the conference and gives the word to the next three keynote speakers. Professor Muki Haklay at Geographic Information Science (University College London) shares the international perspective and its potential impact. Dr. Lea den Broeder (RIVM), will talk about the possibilities and challenges within Public Health in changing times. Margaret Gold presents examples of Citizen Science Lab Leiden.
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?
From the Shaping2030 strategy, six so-called Shaping Expert Groups have been formed: teams of experts from various fields that will boost developments within the organisation. They will be connecting initiatives, share knowledge within the organisation and support new projects to arise. Students, researchers and employees are welcome to join the Shaping Expert Group Citizen Science Kick-off: This online event (11-12 A.M.) is all about sharing the next steps, and we need your input to do this together. Detailed programme coming soon.
Strengthening ties between science, education and society is one of the major topics in University of Twente's new strategy Shaping2030. And there are many ways to achieve this, with citizen science being one of them. The term citizen science refers to an equal basis for collaboration in tackling societal challenges using scientific methods. By organising this event, it is UT's ambition to join forces with all those that are interested or involved in Citizen Science. Let's go together to make more impact with Citizen Science!