Editor's Choice: Using AI, citizen science and disaster response to help victims of Hurricane…


By: University of Oxford

Editor's Choice: Now focusing on imagery from Hurricane Maria, the Planetary Response Network continues the important work outlined here for the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. This effort and others like it still need your help - this is where citizen science can actually save lives! --LFF-- Excerpt: A highly unusual collaboration between information engineers at Oxford, the Zooniverse citizen science platform and international disaster response organization Rescue Global is…

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Editor's Choice: ASU partners with public libraries to advance citizen science


By: Britt Lewis

Editor's Choice: This press release highlights the critical partnership between citizen science and libraries that needs to be further explored and exploited. It makes so much sense to link libraries with citizen science - after all, libraries serve as a community's shared access point to a wealth of information that can provide the stepping stones for many a citizen scientist's journey. --LFF-- Excerpt: Arizona State University (ASU) aims to position…

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Editor's Choice: Crowdsourcing Citizen Science: Exploring the Tensions Between Paid Professionals and Users


By: Jamie Woodcock, Anita Greenhill, Kate Holmes, Gary Graham, Joe Cox, Eun Young Oh, Karen Masters

Editor's Choice: This paper attempts to disentangle the complex relationship between the folks that are "paid" to run the Zooniverse and the unpaid volunteers who provide the classifications. At what point does it become the responsibility of the paid professionals to move from a simple transactional relationship with the volunteers to a more democratized relationship where the volunteers have more say in the production of the science they are contributing…

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Editor's Choice: Scientific data from and for the citizen


By: Sven Schade, Chrisa Tsinaraki, Elena Rogli

Editor's Choice: For everyone who thinks they are a practitioner of Citizen Science, this article is a must read as it drives home the need for clear data management practices with Citizen Science projects especially as we see the dramatic proliferation of CS projects. Will your data obtained from volunteers be maximally useful in potentially combining with other projects or over time? --LFF-- Abstract: Powered by advances of technology, today’s Citizen…

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Welcome to Citizen Science Today!

We're delighted to announce the launch of Citizen Science Today as the latest PressForward publication, presented by the Zooniverse and our friends from the growing community of researchers and practitioners of citizen science.

About Citizen Science Today

CST is an experimental monthly publication with the goal of aggregating and highlighting good writing and clear-sighted scholarship related to citizen science, wherever it may come from.