Lectures and seminars Citizen science from an ethics perspective

30-05-2023 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Add to iCal
Other Bergsmannen, Aula Magna, Stockholm University
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Citizen science has received increased attention in recent years and is part of the Open Science paradigm. Citizen science methods facilitates research, while at the same time rendering research more transparent and inclusive. However, citizen science methods also raise new challenges in research integrity and ethics.

In this seminar  citizen science will be examined from an ethical perspective.

  • What are the most important ethical challenges?
  • Can citizen science methods make research less reliable?
  • Can citizen science make research more ethically justifiable?

The seminar will begin by a presentation by Per Sandin, senior lecturer in bioethics and environmental ethics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), where he introduces citizen science and varieties thereof in relation to good research practice, and how traditional views in research ethics may be challenged by citizen science methods.

This will be followed by comments and examples from researchers who have used citizen science in their own work in different disciplines.

Finally, there will be time for questions and discussion where all participants are welcome to take part.

The seminar is organised by the Ethics support function at the Office for Research, Engagement and Innovations Services (REIS) at Stockholm University. and is intended for researchers with an interest in citizen science.

The seminar will be in English. Fika will be served.

To participate in the seminar, please register at https://su.powerinit.com/Data/Event/EventTemplates/2602/?EventId=2390 as the number of places is limited.

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