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Citizen Science: Two Institutional Viewpoints from the UK and Denmark

In this webinar, LIBER’s Citizen Science Working Group will focus on the role of Citizen Science in research universities and libraries by exploring two case studies: the UCL office for Open Science and Scholarship, and Citizen Science Knowledge Center at the University of Southern Denmark.


Learning Outcomes

After this webinar you will be able to:

• Achieve a greater understanding of the role of Citizen Science in research-led universities;
• Be able to identify practical ways to implement Citizen Science to include citizens as partners in research;
• Know where to find the resources and skills needed to deliver Citizen Science practice.


Who should attend?

Anyone interested in learning about how to bring Citizen Science to a university/research library environment.


Speakers & Programme

The first speaker, Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost, UCL Library Services, Chief Executive of UCL Press and the chair of LIBER’s Citizen Science Working Group, will look at governance issues around Open Science and how they are being tackled in UCL (University College London). Using Citizen Science as an exemplar, Dr. Ayris will look at how engagement and decision making take place, what the challenges are in a university where this activity is de-centralised, and where Citizen Science fits into the University strategy.

The second speaker, Anne Kathrine Overgaard, Head of Development, University of Southern Denmark and a member of LIBER’s Citizen Science Working Group, will take you from the first thoughts about Citizens and Science at SDU to the Citizen Science Knowledge Centre launched January 1st, 2021. Ms Overgaard will discuss their organisation, services, and tasks illustrated by concrete examples. Lastly, she will address the library role in Citizen Science as a platform for strong and meaningful collaboration between Research, Citizens, and Society from a Faculty point of view.

The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.


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[Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash]


18 Nov 2021


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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LIBER Event - Working Group