Prof. Muki Haklay
University College London
Muki Haklay is a Professor of Geographic Information Science at University College London (UCL). He is the founder and Co-director of the UCL Extreme Citizen Science group. He is recognised as an international expert in participatory mapping and science, usability and Human-Computer Interaction aspects of geospatial technologies, and public access to environmental information. He is also co-founder and director of the social enterprise ‘Mapping for Change’, which provides services in participatory mapping and citizen science. Prof Haklay has been combining the fields of Computer Science and Geography throughout his studies, culminating with a PhD in Geography (2002, UCL) which focused on Public Access to Environmental Information. In 2001 he joined UCL as a lecturer and promoted to a professor in 2011. He is currently the co-Vice Chair of the European Citizen Science Association, and have been an inaugural board member of the US Citizen Science Association. He recently completed coordinating the H2020 project “Doing It Together Science” (DITOs) which engaged over 500,000 members of the public and policy makers in citizen science, and currently running an ERC Advanced Grant “Extreme Citizen Science: Analysis and Visualisation”.
Presentation: Citizen Science in Open Science context: measuring and understanding impacts of deeper public participation in science
Within the emerging European agenda for open science, deeper public engagement with science, through citizen science, is now part and parcel of Horizon Europe. Yet, there are many issues that need to be understood – the uneven landscape of citizen science across the European Research Area, scientific disciplines, and institutions; the balancing of multiple goals that citizen science projects enact between raising awareness to scientific issues to producing data and analysis that can lead to top discoveries; measuring and assessing the outcomes and outputs of projects; and consideration about the data, analysis, and outputs. The talk will provide a short introduction to citizen science and modes of engagement in it, introduce the “Doing It Together Science” (DITOs) escalator model; and review some of the emerging policy responses to citizen science across the world.