The challenges provided in the micro-module come from the territory and may be of different nature. UAB collects the challenges from different sources, including the ECIU Challenge Platform.
During the micro-module, participants address the topics with the following agenda of 5 online sessions:
- Session 1: Building blocks of Citizen Science . Public engagement in Science. A challenge-based research perspective
- Session 2: Approaches, typology and modern trends. Multidisciplinarity of citizen science projects. Citizen social science
- Session 3: Designing a citizen science project: lifecycle Crowdsourcing for citizen science. Data management, regulation and ethical dimension
- Session 4: Volunteer engagement, motivation, rewards, management and care. Evaluation and impact assessment of citizen science projects
- **Session 5:**Presentations of the Assignments from the Students
In terms of specific competences, at a first level the participants will develop the following skills:
- Capacity to identify the components of a citizen science project.
- Capacity for analysing the diferent steps of a citizen science project
- Capacity to design a process of citizen science.
- Capacity to have a first approach to the assessment the social impact of innovation.
- Capacity to ignite a cocreation process.
- Capacity to link the citizen science projcets with citizen-centric innovation initiatives such as living labs.