Lisa Rasmussen at UNC-Charlotte received a [US] National Science Foundation award for a conference about ethical issues in citizen science. Lisa is part of the CSA Ethics working group, which encouraged the proposal, with Anne Bowser and me as advisors. The goal of the conference is to reach a shared understanding of the existing “gap” in ethical oversight in citizen science, and begin to understand how this gap may be filled.
To involve more people in the citizen science community of practice, we invite those on Twitter to join in the discussion tomorrow (Tuesday July 11) from 2:00-3:00pmET at the hashtag #CitSciChat. The in-person conference will take place next week at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, and then we’ll host another Twitter #CitSciChat on Thursday July 27 from 1:00-2:00pmET.
For those not on Twitter, you can follow the feed on the left hand side of this page: http://www.carencooper.com/lets-talk.html
PS – I’m also hosting a #CitSciChat on Wednesday July 11 from 2:00-3:00 about biomedical citizen science, and on Friday Aug 4 at 1:00 about terminology in citizen science.