Research and reflections
News and views
Valuing and enabling citizen science: lessons from the Citizen Science Exploration Grant programme
Exploring UKRI-funded projects, this report makes recommendations for future ‘citizen science’ research and funding design.
The ‘ripple effect’ of participatory research
New research from the Institute for Community Studies evaluates UKRI-funded research projects, seeking to better understand the value and scope of ‘citizen science’
Telling the whole story: why we must be open about the complexities of citizen science research
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
Citizen science, health research, and the fight against Covid-19
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.
Hive Minds: Funding a more participatory future for citizen science
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.
Perspectives from the field of citizen science
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?
From tomato seeds in space to particles from comets
Dr. Marc Kuchner, Chief Science Officer at NASA, reflects on his organisation’s extensive work using citizen science approaches.
Taking action together
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.