The 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit: Feb 20 - 22, 2014

Day 1 - Thursday 20th Feb @ the Royal Geographical Society, London

On the first day we will set the scene - hearing from some of the leading figures in citizen science and exploring the process of public engagement and participation, outreach of citizen science to the developing world, and the undertaking of "extreme" citizen science projects, in rain forests, the arctic tundra, or urban jungles.


Day 2 - Friday 21st Feb @ University College London

On the second day we will look beneath the surface. Experts will discuss the hardware and software that powers citizen cyberscience. There will be panel discussions with citizen scientists about participation and engagement, and a showcase of new and future citizen science projects. Join us in the evening for the Citizen Science Cafe.


Day 3 - Saturday 22nd Feb @ University College London

On the third day we get down to business…together! The Hack Day continues with workshops about developing hardware, software, and Citizen Science projects; and an Open Space to work on ideas and challenges. We will wrap up the day with a Show & Tell and a Reception.



There are many opportunities to contribute to the conversation during panel sessions, workshops, and the Citizen Science Cafe on Friday night. But the best opportunity to get involved is to collaborate with others on the Hack Day Challenges, or submit your own!

Catherine Gater on the Grid Cast blog


The Organisers

 UCL's interdisciplinary Extreme Citizen Science research group ExCites brings together scholars from diverse fields to develop and contribute to the guiding theories, tools and methodologies that will enable any community to start a Citizen Science project to deal with issues that concern them. With an interdisciplinary research approach we aim to provide any user, regardless of their background or literacy level, with a set of tools that can be used to collect, analyse and act on information according to agreed upon scientific methods.

The Citizen Cyberlab is researching and evaluating online collaborative environments and software tools that stimulate creative learning in the context of Citizen Cyberscience. The Lab will pioneer open source platforms and tools that enable and enhance learning and creativity in Citizen Cyberscience, using four pilot projects as testbeds. These pilots, platforms and tools will then be evaluated in order to produce new understanding of creative learning behaviours, anchored in real-world examples of Citizen Cyberscience.

The Citizen Cyberscience Centre is a partnership established in 2009 to promote the use of citizen science on the Web, as an appropriate low-cost technology for researchers in developing regions. The CCC partners are CERN, the UN Institute for Training and Research and the University of Geneva.

The Mobile Collective brings people together to work on exciting new mobile and web projects.  We believe in the power of collaboration. We are currently working with CERN, the UN, Imperial College London, UCL, and others as part of the Citizen Cyberlab consortium. Together we are building tools and platforms for Citizen Science and launching pilot projects in Particle Physics, Synthetic Biology, Humanitarian Disaster Mapping, and “Extreme” Citizen Science.


Hack Day Challenges & Featured Speakers