Annual Ceremony 2017 was devoted to citizen science. GRC hosted the 2017 LERU Doctoral Summer School on the same topic, and the GRC Annual Ceremony took place during the week of the summer school. It showcased the best citizen science projects developed by its participants.
Citizen science – the involvement of non-professional scientists in research – is generating broad attention across and beyond the scientific community. Activities range from small-scale local projects, largely with layperson participation, to large-scale international projects, which may involve professional scientists and research institutions. Citizen science thrives in an open and transparent environment, and it is widely seen as a cornerstone of a broader open science movement.
Program July 2017
Part I: Citizen Science – nexus between research and public engagement
Welcome and introduction by Prof. Dr. Michael O. Hengartner (President UZH)
Opening statment by Prof. Dr. Kurt Deketelaere (Secretary-General LERU)
Citizen science projects by LERU Doctoral Summer School participants
Keynote talk by Prof. Dr. Muki Haklay (Co-Director ExCiteS at UCL)
Presented by Prof. Dr. Milo Puhan
(Director Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute)
Part II: Presenting of the Mercator Awards 2017
to junior researchers of UZH by Dr. Andrew Holland,
Mercator Foundation Switzerland
Closing remarks by Prof Dr. Ulrike Müller-Böker (Director GRC)