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The social life of data

Ochu, E The social life of data , in: The Repository Fringe, 1 - 2 August 2016, Edinburgh, UK. (Unpublished)

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Citizen science is a participatory research practice whereby members of the public contribute to research through sensing, collecting and analysing data. Often citizen science is facilitated by the internet and digital technology including apps and web based games. There are many examples of citizen science initiatives across many disciplines, including projects that address societal or environmental challenges. The rise of citizen science and the increasing use of interactive and emerging technologies to collect, analyse and share data presents new opportunities and challenges for researchers, their institutions and the public creators of these datasets. This presentation looks to the future of publicly engaged research practices and encourages speculation around the challenges, opportunities for impact and potential innovations when data becomes playable and social.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Figshare
Publisher: Figshare
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Funders: Wellcome Trust
Depositing User: Erinma Ochu
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2016 08:12
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2016 08:12

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