About the programme
UKRI’s Citizen Science Collaboration Grants (CSEG) programme funded 28 Citizen Science projects around the UK. The aim was to support diverse groups to participate with, and collaborate in, research and innovation, testing opportunities to extend citizen science methodologies. Key learnings are explored in the Institute for Community Studies’ evaluative review.
Tom Saunders, Head of Public Engagement, UKRI
Citizen science is important in enabling diverse groups of people to participate in research and innovation, whether through collecting data, analysing data, or helping researchers and innovators to develop better questions.”
Ancient History, Contemporary Belonging
Based at the Manchester Centre for Youth Studies, this project with people of refugee background works to increase our understanding of ancient historical objects in the collections of Manchester Museum and Sheba Arts, and seeks to challenge exclusionary narratives about refugees in the UK.
Citizens Researching Together, Bristol
In this project, people in Bristol, including African Caribbean communities, will address the history, and contemporary legacies, of transatlantic slavery in the city.
C-STACS (Citizen science to achieve coproduction at scale)
People living with mental health problems are working to drive innovation in the treatment of mental health issues, and the support available to enable people to live as well as possible.
HOMEs under the microscope
Citizen scientists are working to investigate the extent of the microplastic crisis, exploring the presence of airborne microplastics in people’s homes to get a better picture of where these particles come from.
Young people with mental health problems will identify priorities for mental health research and design research that addresses any gaps.