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Gamification of participatory science for training and education purposes

Objective

Creating effective ways for citizen science is immensely important. Scientists in all fields increasingly rely on active public participation for experiments and analyses of complex and/or massive data, and the outreach and education possibilities of citizen science are enormous.

Yet there are three key issues for any citizen science project: (i) reach out to a sufficiently large audience, (ii) lower the threshold to participation as much as possible, and (iii) provide incentives to continue participant engagement.

We created Massively Multiplayer Online Science to connect scientific research and video games as a seamless gaming experience. Research tasks completely integrated with game mechanics, narrative and visuals can open up a new channel between the gamer and the scientific community. Converting a small fraction of the billions of hours spent with playing video games will bring an enormous contribution to scientific research, and in the meantime will change how video games’ expertise is perceived.

The goal of GAPARS project is to develop and validate the reference platform enabling the injection of scientific tasks into on-line communities, such as gamers. To do so, we gathered a unique team of prestigious participants and one major game editor, all with a track-record of excellence in management and in their respective domain of expertise. This project will put Europe on the map with a new genre of serious games.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2016-1

Coordinator

MMOS SARL
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Route De L'ile-au-bois 1a
1870 Monthey
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Valais / Wallis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 818 388,50

Participants (7)

MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 89 024,69
Address
Rue Cuvier 57
75005 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,16
Virgo Systems Kft.

Participation ended

Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Dohany Utca 12.
1074 Budapest

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CCP HF
Iceland
Net EU contribution
€ 92 098,92
Address
Grandagardur 8
IS101 Reykjavik

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Region
Ísland Ísland Höfuðborgarsvæði
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 39 470,96
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 230 696,25
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 263 391,13
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 64 391,13
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

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Region
Östra Sverige Stockholm Stockholms län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VIB VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 64 391,13
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen Arr. Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00