Citizen Science - What's Policy Got to Do With It?

A session at Citizen Cyberscience Summit 2014

Thursday 20th February, 2014

1:50pm to 2:10pm (GMT)

*This talk is part of the POLICY AND CITIZEN SCIENCE track*

Policy is an important but often overlooked component of citizen science projects. There are operational data policy considerations, such as user agreements, terms of use, and privacy. There are laws and regulations that may either encourage or inhibit government use of citizen science data. In the United States, these include the U.S. Paperwork Reduction Action, U.S. Data Quality Act, and U.S. Anti-Deficiency Act. And, there is the potential impact of citizen science on public policy objectives. This presentation will touch on each of these three areas. Presented by Lea Shanley and Anne Bowser, Commons Lab, Wilson Center.

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Lea Shanley

Direcrtor, Commons Lab, Wilson Center

Lea Shanley directs the Commons Lab within the Science and Technology Innovation Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Commons Lab advances research and policy analysis on emerging technologies that facilitate collaborative, science-based and citizen-driven decision-making, with an emphasis on their social, legal, and ethical implications. Previously, Lea was a Congressional Science Fellow in the U.S. Senate, and conducted community-based participatory action research in GIScience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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  • Ariane
  • Balint Balazs
  • Clemens Jacobs
  • Ilya Levin
  • Greg Newman
  • Jo
  • Johann Zaller
  • Kelly A. Borden
  • Lea Shanley @Geodatapolicy
  • Muki Haklay
  • Marie Rose
  • Shahar Avin
  • Jonathan Brier
  • Xiyu

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  • Brian Degger

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Time 1:50pm2:10pm GMT

Date Thu 20th February 2014


Education Centre, Royal Geographical Society

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