Open Science Lunch: Citizen Science

Join us for Open Science Lunch to hear about the challenges and opportunities of data provided by the public in research. The topic on the 28th of September is "Citizen science: science for everyone?". You can join the seminar on Zoom or at the Culture and Social Sciences Library.

About the topic

Research areas such as biology cannot possibly gather all the data they ideally need over time and space. These fields are increasingly using citizen science; members of the public who voluntarily gather and share their observations. This allows for analyses that are impossible to achieve any other way, and with data-hungry methods such as AI, this will only become more important. With the added benefit of increasing public engagement, it remains a hot topic across disciplines. But are there downsides to citizen science? Are data collected by citizens as reliable as other data, and how unbiased are they? In this talk, Wouter Koch (Artsdatabanken) will discuss the importance of citizen science data, its challenges and the ways to try to cope with these issues.

How to attend

The event is open to everybody and you can join on Zoom by using this Zoom link. If you wish to receive reminders/notifications (e.g. in case of cancellation or changed Zoom link) about this event, you can register as a digital participant. Deadline - 27 September, 11:30.

There is also an option of viewing the webinar together with others, at the Culture and Social Sciences Library, room 344. Bring your lunch, the library will provide coffee/tea. Deadline for registration is 25 September, 23:30. Register as an onsite participant. As the webinar starts at 12:00, please come at 11:45 to get your beverage and find a seat. Maximum number of participants – 50.

About Open Science Lunch

Each last Thursday of the month at 12.00 we invite you to join us to hear about how to make your research more open. We will discuss research transparency and visibility, open publishing, data sharing, and more! After each short presentation we will have a Q&A session, where you can ask questions or try yourself some of the tools and solutions we will present!

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The seminar series is a collaboration between BOTT Universities in Norway: University of Bergen, University of Oslo, Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Når: 28.09.23 kl 12.00–13.00
Hvor: Online and on campus Tromsø
Sted: Digitalt, Tromsø
Målgruppe: Ansatte, Studenter
Kontakt: Aysa Ekanger
Telefon: 776 44 140
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