Event: Integrating Citizen Science at Universities: From ‘What’ to ‘How’

On 2 and 4 June, LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries) will organize a Citizen Science workshop at KU Leuven. The workshop will be of a highly participatory nature, with participants required to work in small groups during their own time. The first session will take place on the 2nd of June from 10.00-11.30 (CEST), followed by a second session on the 4th of June from 14.00-15.30 (CEST). Important to note: once registered, you are required to participate in both sessions. You can find the registration link for the first workshop here. Registration information for the second workshop will be sent to participants shortly after the first session.

Who Can Attend? Students of all levels; staff and faculty of universities and libraries (including academic and administrative staff). Prior experience with Citizen Science is not mandatory.

From the event website:

This two-day workshop is designed to provide input into what Citizen Science is and how Citizen Science projects can be implemented in universities and research libraries. The workshop will focus on:

  • The basics of Citizen Science and its benefits;
  •  Requirements to take into consideration when involving citizen scientists in research projects;
  • Examples and benefits of integrating Citizen Science into educational programmes;
  • Practical guidance on how to develop and implement Citizen Science projects;
  • Examples of Citizen Science research projects.


Guest lecture on ‘Everything Citizen Science’:

  • Dirk van Gorp, Open Science Manager, Radboud University Library, member of LIBER Citizen Science Working group

Lightning talks: localising Citizen Science – KU Leuven

  • Maarten Loopmans, researcher, service learning, sociology course
  • Liesbet Vranken, researcher, bioscience engineering, bioeconomics
  • Thomas Neyens, researcher, biomedical sciences group
  • Nora Eisner, PhD (citizen science) student in astrophysics, Oxford, researcher at KU Leuven
  • Katrien Kolenberg, researcher, ‘AstroSounds – Listen to the Stars’
  • Ben Somers, researcher
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