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Citizen Science: Innovation in open science, society and policy

A new open access book explores the active participation of the public in science, innovation and society, including a case study from the Atlas of Living Australia.

A new book published by University College London and edited by Susanne Hecker, Muki Haklay, Anne Bowser, Zen Makuch, Johannes Vogel & Aletta Bonn, identifies and explains the role of citizen science within innovation in science and society, and as a vibrant and productive science-policy interface. Its scope is global and is geared towards identifying solutions and lessons to be applied across science, practice and policy. 

The ALA’s facilitation of citizen science is mentioned in a chapter called ‘Technology infrastructure for citizen science’, authored by the ALA’s Citizen Science program lead, Peter Brenton, with co-authors Stephanie von Gavel and Living Atlases colleagues in France and UK. The ALA is also the focus of a case study highlighting how the ‘Living Atlas’ software platform is being adopted by other countries and is facilitating major improvements in data quality; data mobilisation and processing efficiency; and data accessibility and reuse.

You can now download the free pdf version of Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy.