Bridging the gap between citizen science practitioners and academics through nQuire

A one-day hands-on workshop with 33 attendees took place at the Open University on the 2nd of July 2019. Invited practitioners and researchers used the authoring functionality of nQuire (www.nquire.org.uk) to set up and test their own nQuire missions. The nQuire team offered live feedback to the missions and scaffolded individuals in setting up scientifically and ethically robust investigations. The platform provided them with secure data storage and allowed them to download anonymized data sets.

Attendees originated from a range of non-academic and academic organisations including (non-academics) the BBC, BBC Arts, the Natural History Museum London, THIS institute, Living Maps, Science Atelier, National Centre for Earth Observation, ADAS, Green Steps, Spaceflight UK, RHUL, Permaculture Association, and (academic) UCL, Swansea University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Royal Holloway University London, University of Hull, Linnaeus University Sweden, Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, and the OU.

The event was funded by HEIF.

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