What is Citizen Science anyway? Check out the new blog symposium “Citizen Science”

This past March, different projects concerned with citizen science in Kiel (A. Buyx) & London (B. Prainsack), Exeter (S. Leonelli), and Geneva (B. Strasser), got together for a two day workshop on “Critical Studies of Citizen Science in Biomedical Research” at King’s College London to share ideas and explore the role of citizen science in biomedical research in the 21st Century.

The diversity of topics presented reflected the great range of initiatives subsumed under the heading of ‘citizen science,’ and sparked conversations around patient empowerment, lay-expert distinctions, and the social and ethical implications of lay participation in creation of scientific and medical knowledge, among others.

Presenters have compiled reflections from the workshop in a blog symposium hosted by the Harvard Law Bill of Health Blog. Posts will continue to appear over the next week – stay tuned!

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