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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-2016-1
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Coordinator

MMOS SARL
Address
Route De L'ile-au-bois 1A
1870 Monthey
Switzerland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (7)

MUSEUM NATIONAL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE
France
EU contribution
€ 89 024,69
Address
Rue Cuvier 57
75005 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Virgo Systems Kft.

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Dohany Utca 12.
1074 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CCP HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 92 098,92
Address
Grandagardur 8
IS101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 263 391,13
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 64 391,13
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIB VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 64 391,13
Address
Rijvisschestraat 120
9052 Zwijnaarde - Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations