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20 October 2022, 10:00am - 5:30pm

Join us online on the 20th October to discuss the impact of participatory research and citizen science on policy and practice. At this event aims, we will explore what citizen science is, and what opportunities it offers for policymakers, funders and researchers alike.

Key speakers include Tim Spector, who brings insights from the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the ZOE Health Study, which provided essential data in response to the Covic-19 pandemic. We will also be joined by Marc Kuchner, Chief Science Officer at NASA, who will reflect on his organisation’s extensive work using citizen science approaches. 

Attendees will learn more about current projects funded by UKRI and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), exploring ways of embedding citizen science across research a range of fields, from the safety of infant formula to young people’s mental health.

And there will be opportunities to explore themes based on your interests in citizen science, and network with others.

Who should attend this event?

This event is open to everyyone. You may be a policy-maker, funder, commissioner of research, or a researcher. You are welcome to attend if you are familiar with citizen science or interested in finding out more.

UKRI, the FSA and the Institute for Community Studies are pleased to be partnering to organise this event. The event is also supported by the Government Social Research Profession.

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