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Engaging the citizen. The impact of crowd knowledge on science.

Project description

When scientists listen to the public

Creating research that is both accessible and acceptable to the public means scientific activity should not be conducted only at universities or research centres. Volunteers (non-scientific) should also participate in research projects. Known as crowd science, this approach contributes ideas and solutions to issues being researched. The EU-funded CROWDKNOW project will work to ensure citizens’ inputs are not ignored. It will measure the preferences and costs of scientists for engaging in crowd input and define relevant incentives for scientists to increase their engagement in crowd science projects. The project will also explore the characteristics of scientists who engage with citizens. This will show how important it is for scientists to be trained to interact with the public.


Net EU contribution
€ 178 320,00
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00