GenR is changing how it runs theme and having them ongoing as well as opening up to the Open Science community for theme suggestions. New themes that are already allocated for 2019/20 are ‘Innovation: The Open Science Dividend’ and ‘A Publishing Utopia’.Read More
Time is of the essence when it comes to climate change and many look to Open Science to speed up research and innovation in response to the challenges faced.
The aim of this special theme, as with other Generation Research special topics, is to find example projects and tools that can inspire researcher and show pathways for implementing Open Science and Scholarship practices.
GenR welcomes contributions, collaboration, and suggestions, as: blogposts, repostings, notices, literature, and as contributions to an open pad ‘A Collaborative Listing: Open Science and Climate Change Resources’.Read More
Images: All images courtesy Flora Incognita https://floraincognita.com/de/pressemappe/
An interdisciplinary team has come up with a mobile app for identifying plants based on users taking a photo of the plant on their mobile. The Flora Incognita app applies machine learning to identify plant species in near real-time — flowers, plants, and trees. Simplicity and Innovation are both hard to accomplish but this is where Flora Incognita has excelled and to achieve both deserves a mention. Currently the app suite works with flora in the German Central European region, based on 4,800 species, using 1.7 million images, with a 100,000 images coming from users in 2018 alone. For Citizen Science the enthusiastic engagement of the public with Flora Incognita shows a clear path forward for more widespread uses of machine learning in public participation with science and scholarship, and in knowledge creation.Read More
Bastian Greshake Tzovaras reviews the book Citizen Science Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy from the university open access press, UCL Press. Greshake Tzovaras highlights the Ten Principles of Citizen Science and opens up questions about how to progress deeper participation and decision making by the public.
Publication: October 15, 2018
Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0)
Image: Open Humans sketch. All images courtesy Open Humans
Cite as: DOI 10.25815/4gdw-cv05
Citation format: The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition
Greshake Tzovaras, Bastian. ‘Community Science, Fueled by Your Personal Data’, 2019. https://doi.org/10.25815/4gdw-cv05.
Science, research, and society are missing out on the wealth of personal data being generated from the likes of fitness and health monitoring, and genetics because of poor regulatory framework to support user orientated and privacy driven data policies — AKA data sovereignty! Open Humans offers a working platform and data storage inside a standardized ecosystem that puts the users in control of their data and protects privacy.Read More