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Citizen Science, a practical approach for methods and tools

Citizen Science, a practical approach for methods and tools

Open Innovation and Citizen Science (Online)


Are you interested in theoretical training in the fundamentals of open innovation and citizen science, and also participate with a specific role in living labs in the territory? If yes, this is your online micro-module. You will participate in a multi-stakeholder environment, orchestrate a community of interest around one particular challenge, generate proper documentation on the challenge-based approach.

Study format
Application period
19 January – 1 March 2023
Study period
2 March – 30 March 2023
Hosting university
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


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.

Hosting university

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona