We All Do Better When We Work Together: LIBER and ECSA collaborating for stronger citizen science communities — 16 March 2022
This webinar is designed to discuss different approaches to Citizen Science by LIBER and ECSA Citizen Science Working Groups together with Leiden University, with the purpose of discovering synergies and potential opportunities for collaboration.
During the webinar, speakers will cover:
- achievements in advancing Citizen Science at libraries and universities;
- the organisation of Citizen Science activities in universities, including a Citizen Science ‘engine room’ at the University of Southern Denmark;
- how to embed Citizen Science activities for research and education purposes through sharing best practices, policies, and ‘sharing’ programmes;
- finding the ‘sweet spot’ for Citizen Science in the matrix of faculty silos, top-down research, and bottom-up collaboration.
- Tiberius Ignat, Director of Scientific Knowledge Services (SKS).
- Anne Kathrine Overgaard, Head of External Projects at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark.
- Thomas Kaarsted, Deputy Library Director at the University of Southern Denmark.
- Margaret Gold, Coordinator of the Citizen Science Lab at Leiden University,
Presentations and Biographies of Speakers
Presentation Title: LIBER Citizen Science Working Group – A Short Introduction
Tiberius Ignat is the Director of Scientific Knowledge Services, a company that specialises in helping research organisations to embrace new technologies and ways of working. He runs, in partnership with UCL Press and LIBER Europe, a successful series of workshops – Focus On Open Science, now in its 7th year. After being a long-time individual member of the European Association of Research Libraries (LIBER), he became a LIBER Associate through his company where he is now the vice-chair of LIBER Citizen Science Working Group.
Tiberius is a member of the European Citizen Science Association and Citizen Science Association (US) and a member of the Scientific Committee for OAI, the CERN – Geneva University Workshop on open science.
He was part of the organising committee of the Sorbonne Declaration on Research Data Rights and is currently doing research on internet tracking in a project which involves citizen scientists.
Tiberius Ignat has a personal interest in research communication and open science, particularly in citizen science and how open science could remain protected against unethical technologies. He has a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Bucharest.
Anne Kathrine Overgaard
Presentation Title: Citizen Science at SDU: Organization, Theory, and Practice
Anne Kathrine Overgaard is Head of External projects at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark. Together with Thomas Kaarsted she co-founded in 2017 the Citizen Science Network and in 2021 the Citizen Science Knowledge Centre at SDU. She is an Citizen Science advocate and has been project manager for a long range of Citizen Science projects especially within Health Sciences. She is also project manager for the ongoing work for the FN SDG’s at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Presentation Title: The ECSA Working Group: Citizen Science and Universities
Thomas Kaarsted is Deputy Library Director at the University of Southern Denmark. Together with Anne Kathrine Overgaard he co-founded in 2017 the Citizen Science Network and in 2021 the Citizen Science Knowledge Centre at SDU. He is an Citizen Science advocate and has been project manager for a long range of Citizen Science projects as well as vice-chair of the SDU Citizen Science ‘Talentprogramme’. He is chairing the ECSA Working Group as well as being Vice-Chair of the LIBER CS WG.
Presentation Title: The Citizen Science Lab at Leiden University
Margaret Gold is the Coordinator of the Citizen Science Lab at Leiden University, which is a project incubator and knowledge hub that brings together scientists, policymakers, citizens, and other stakeholders in participatory research projects that address scientific questions and urgent societal issues.
Margaret is also CS Programme Manager for the National Programme Open Science (NPOS), where she is co-developing the Dutch national strategy for Citizen Science within the plan Open Science 2030.
Her research focus within the ‘Science of Citizen Science’ is on Citizen Observatories for community-based environmental monitoring, and the impact they can have on policy, decision making, and behaviour change.
Her decade of experience in Citizen Science includes leading the Crowdsourcing initiative for the transcription of digitally-imaged specimen labels within the Digital Collections Programme at the Natural History Museum in London, and the FP7-Infra funded SYNTHESYS3 project; leading ECSA’s involvement in the WeObserve and LandSense projects furthering the experience and knowledge base for Citizen Observatories, and in the EU-Citizen.Science project, where she started as a Project Officer for ECSA and now leads the involvement of Leiden University and the establishment of the first Dutch national CS Network.
Margaret has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands, and an Honours BA in International Relations from the University of Windsor in Canada.