Results for: CSA Working Groups


How to Handle Citizen Theoreticians

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Opinion by Chris Santos-Lang Some citizen scientists help collect data; some design experiments; some participate in ethics review of research plans; and some propose new theories for scientific testing. I am […]

Gearing up for Professional Development Opportunities at the CSA Conference 2017

Posted on: April 28, 2017

Guest post by Marie Studer, Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education Projects Manager, Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology – – – The countdown is on to the start of the […]

Getting a scientist to accept your data

Posted on: December 30, 2016

Guest post by Hannah Webber, Research and Education Projects Manager, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park – – – My daughter’s school recently had a cookie exchange holiday party. As I […]

Where can I get scientific expertise for a citizen science project?

Posted on: November 15, 2016

By Malin Clyde, with the CSA Professional Development Working Group – – – Are you a community organization looking to engage a scientist to help with your citizen science project? Accessing […]

Learning* through Citizen Science: An Aspirational Vision and Ten Questions to Prompt Reflection on Practice

Posted on: September 1, 2016

CSA’s Education Working Group has taken on as its mission to enable, inspire, investigate, and facilitate effective integration of scientific and educational goals, practices, and outcomes in citizen science. We offer […]

Introducing the Ethics Working Group

Posted on: February 24, 2016

The purpose of the CSA Working Group on Ethics is to explore and address a range of ethical concerns for which people (members of the public and practitioners) may be unprotected […]

Data and metadata: Reporting from the citizen science data and service infrastructure meeting in Italy

Posted on: February 9, 2016

By: Sven Schade, Anne Bowser, and Russell Scarpino With the growth of citizen science comes the challenge of coordinating people, projects, and data. But these challenges also present a tremendous opportunity […]

Introducing the Research and Evaluation Working Group

Posted on: January 27, 2016

There is widespread agreement that citizen science is experiencing a major surge, not only in the number of projects, people and publications represented, but also in interest in citizen science as […]

Introducing the Professional Development Working Group

Posted on: December 22, 2015

By Mark Chandler and Hannah Webber, and the Professional Development Working Group – – – The CSA board recently approved a Professional Development working group. Despite the term “professional,” this group […]

Introducing the Data and Metadata Working Group

Posted on: November 12, 2015

The CSA board recently approved a Citizen Science Data and Metadata working group (a list of inaugural members can be found here). CSA’s Data and Metadata Working Group aims to support, […]