Co-created citizen science: Challenging cultures and practice in scientific research

Jade L. Gunnell, Yaela Naomi Golumbic, Tess Hayes, Michelle Cooper

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    Co-created citizen science offers practical tools for implementing science communication theories by increasing public participation in scientific research, empowering communities and advancing situated scientific knowledge. However, delivering such an approach presents a number of key challenges around funding, fostering working partnerships between scientists and citizens and ensuring all stakeholders receive sufficient benefits from the process. In this essay we draw from science communication and citizen science literature to describe these challenges and discuss the opportunities that will enable co-created practices to prosper.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-17
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Science Communication
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2021


    • Citizen science
    • Community action
    • Participation and science governance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Communication


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