Research and reflections
News and views
Exploring UKRI-funded projects, this report makes recommendations for future ‘citizen science’ research and funding design.
New research from the Institute for Community Studies evaluates UKRI-funded research projects, seeking to better understand the value and scope of ‘citizen science’
Dr Helena Hollis says support structures can be developed to build participatory research capacities for the future.
It was nice to see how everyone grew independently and, with teamwork, created their own stuff through their imagination, with the help of the [research team].”A Citizen Scientist
Professor Tim Spector shares insights from the world’s biggest citizen science health project – the ZOE Health Study – which provided data in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This panel discussion reflects on the findings of a review of UKRI’s Citizen Science Exploration Grant-funded projects, and explores ways to support participatory research approaches.
How is citizen science being used, what’s the view on the ground, and what does it take to share good practice and scale up?
Dr. Marc Kuchner, Chief Science Officer at NASA, reflects on his organisation’s extensive work using citizen science approaches.
Helen Goulden OBE, CEO of The Young Foundation, reflects on future of participatory research in policymaking.
Dr Steve Scott describes UKRI’s journey in supporting citizen science, working to enable diverse groups to participate with, and collaborate in, the research and innovation process.