Citizen science

Civic science
Community science
Crowd science
Crowd-sourced science
Science--Citizen participation

Working paper

Clean air action: applications of citizen science to identify and address air pollution emission sources

This paper aims to improve understanding of how citizen science initiatives improve understanding on the methodologies and outcomes of citizen science initiatives that are focused on sources of air pollution.

Australian search experience project: background paper

This background paper outlines the motivations and context for a study that takes a citizen science approach to investigating the recommendations made by leading search engines for a wide range of search topics.
Discussion paper

Fresh perspectives in security

This series was created to improve the conversation and engagement between academic and policy communities. It also aims to draw attention to the most significant strategic questions facing Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Journal article

Citizen-scholars: social media and the changing nature of scholarship

In this conceptual article, the authors argue that practicing public, social scholarship and increasing the use of social media to promote scholarship are the civic responsibility of citizen-scholars, so that research becomes more widely accessible, shareable, and usable in the public sphere.

Seven principles for public engagement in science and innovation policymaking

This guide draws on the observations and learnings of Nesta's Inclusive Innovation team, exploring why public involvement is essential and sharing seven key principles that could form the basis of a new model of public engagement in decision-making about research, technology and innovation.

Open research agenda setting

Citizen engagement is being promoted in many countries as a mechanism to improve the efficiency, quality and relevance of research and improve transparency and trust in science. At the same time, digitalisation is opening up new opportunities for consultation and exchange with citizens. This report...

How the insights of the Large Hadron Collider are being made open to everyone

If you visit the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) exhibition, now at the Queensland Museum, you’ll see the recreation of a moment when the scientist who saw the first results indicating discovery of the Higgs boson laments she can’t yet tell anyone. It’s a transitory problem...

Environmental equity: building policy and practice for the EPA, Victoria

This report is based on a collaborative project between RMIT and the Environment Protection Authority Victoria. It draws on qualitative research conducted in two environmental ‘hotspots’ in Melbourne - Clayton South and the Brooklyn Region - by a team of researchers at RMIT University. A...

Citizen science for National Science Week

National Science Week kicks off this weekend, and we're all being urged to don the safety glasses and get involved. If you haven't touched a bunsen burner since high school, never fear — there are plenty of ways for those of us with limited scientific...
Discussion paper

Building Australia through citizen science

BACKGROUND Citizen science brings scientists and the wider community together to work on important scientific projects. It has played a central and celebrated role in the advancement of global knowledge. From amateur astronomers tracking the transit of Venus in 1874 to the Audubon Society’s 114...

Open science at web-scale: Optimising participation and predictive potential

This report has attempted to draw together and synthesise evidence and opinion associated with data-intensive open science from a wide range of sources. The potential impact of data-intensive open science on research practice and research outcomes, is both substantive and far-reaching. There are implications for...

Green at fifteen?

Drawing on the PISA 2006 study conducted across OECD countries, this report presents information on the sources of students' awareness of environmental science, their attitudes towards the environment and how these attitudes interrelate with their performance in environmental science. {C}

Citizen scientists: Reconnecting science with civil society

Citizen Scientists intertwine their work and their citizenship, asking new questions, working with new people and drawing new connections between science and society. They provide alternative ways of seeing the world and engaging with it. They give science its vital diversity. As global challenges of...