I really appreciate the time and effort so many people have put in to crafting these value statements. Thank you! I especially like these two pieces:
The practice of citizen science will grow stronger when more diverse
actors pose questions; inform processes; guide methods; collect,
interpret, analyze, curate, and share data; and benefit from citizen
We value actions that lower barriers to involvement and engagement in
our association, in its leadership, in citizen science, and in science
I’ll join Sarah in appreciation of the effort and the development of values. I would, however, to have a clearer aspect of the global nature of the CSA and in the diversity value say something about it. Possibly:
We respect, value, and celebrate the diversity of human perspectives and experiences across the globe within the citizen science community and our members. We value all citizen science projects, from ‘scientist driven’ to ‘community driven,’ from contributory to co-created, from online game-based to in-the-field and in-person, and beyond. The practice of citizen science will grow stronger when more diverse actors pose questions; inform processes; guide methods; collect, interpret, analyze, curate, and share data; and benefit from citizen science efforts.
But maybe it should come somewhere else…
Muki (and Sarah) thanks for your thoughts. Related to geography, thanks for calling that out. Would you see that as an element specific to the diversity statement, or a part of each of these five values? CSA is also separately working on a statement of geographic scope which would sit beside the Values Statement – would that help frame the element of geography in regards to these five statements?
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