About the deliverable
Last month, the synergising TIME4CS project has published D2.1, “Compilation of roadmaps and Grounding Actions for the Implementers”. It is the first version of a document that presents the project’s roadmaps on how to achieve Institutional Changes for embedding Citizen Science practices. The roadmaps have been developed by the project’s four Implementers with the support of the facilitator partner, the European Science Foundation.
In the deliverable, the strategy of how consortium partners that are considered Fron-Runners in Citizen Science navigate the so-called Implementers through the roadmap, with the aim to ground actions for achieving institutional change. In simple terms, the document describes how organisations that are experienced in CS help less experienced partners to change their institutional structures so as to accommodate CS.
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Apart from specifying what type of grounding actions each “Implementer” (i.e., partners that are less experienced in CS) should implement, the roadmaps also cover the medium- to long-term activities to be taken for sustaining the achieved changes. As such, the roadmaps have a high added value at the EU level, given that the resources, tips, and practices that it includes can be replicated and adopted from other aspiring organisations that strive for institutional change.
The deliverable is structured around seven chapters: Chapter One is the Introduction. Chapter Two (Background) provides a theoretical background of Citizen Science. Chapter Three (The Roadmap Development Process) describes the activities undertaken to support the development of roadmaps and Grounding Actions. Chapters Four to Seven set out the roadmaps and planned Grounding Actions for each of the four Implementers.
Time4CS is an EU-funded project that aims to support institutional changes for Citizen Science in Research Performing Organisations. Three expert organisations in the field of Citizen Science (Front-Runners) – University College London, Aarhus University, and the Competence Center of the University of Zurich – are working with four implementing organisations (Implementers) willing to foster Citizen Science in their institutions – Tyndall National Institute at the University College Cork, Kaunas University of Technology, Center for Genomic Regulation, and Università San Raffaele. Two organisations act as Facilitators – Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) and the European Science Foundation – and Crowdhelix is supporting the communication and dissemination.