Citizen science (CS) as a research methodology is experiencing an increase in a number of actors, projects, initiatives, and funding opportunities. Despite such growth, most of the Research Performing and Funding Organisations (RPFOs) in Europe still do not support CS implementation by fostering institutional transformations.  

 The H2020 EU-funded TIME4CS and INCENTIVE projects join forces and explore together the Institutional Changes needed to support and embed CS in RPFOs across Europe. Through their journey, the two projects deliver a series of joint webinars, from March to July 2023, which focus on CS fundamentals, concrete activities, and real-life cases. The aim of the series is to cover a wide range of topics related to the institutionalisation of CS as a new research methodology in Europe and to spark similar initiatives at the local level. 

The first webinars will be held in March 2023 – more information and registration links will follow soon.

Indicative topics of the webinars:

  • Citizen Science methodology in research projects
  • Resources needed for Citizen Science projects
  • Community engagement and incentivisation of researchers
  • Monitoring, assessment, and evaluation of Citizen Science projects
  • Ethical and legal aspects of Citizen Science