The Annual Conference 2022
We recently announced that the Annual Conference was moving dates and venues (for the first time ever!). We now hope to see you in May in Telford. We will be back in Glasgow in 2023.
We are in the process of contacting all of the speakers, exhibitors and sponsors, and we thank them for the positive feedback and continued support we have received (mostly!). As Joanna explains in her editorial this week, the conference is critical to our work and funds pretty much all of our activity so it was a difficult decision to make. (Membership helps too - join here to support our work!)
Free UKSG Further Education Webinar Series - Reporting for better budget allocation and improved user experience
UKSG are developing a series of short topical webinar sessions focussing on the Further Education community. The first in the 2022 series is 'Reporting for better budget allocation and improved user experience.'
Each year these popular sessions, free of charge to FE staff, aim to bring together learning resources and library managers to share best practice and innovation in the management, delivery and support of digital resources and library services in the further education arena.
Please note that advance registration is required.
Media interest in research has never been greater due to the global impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and Climate Change, among other topics. How research is communicated varies from an international scale down to local level, as also reflected in the quality of coverage from in-depth news features to poorly referenced, click-bait churnalism. Join us for this online seminar that takes place over one day - Wednesday 9th February.
The latest Insights article
Getting it right: implementing data protection in citizen science research
Authors: Robin Pierce,Mariana Evram, Tilburg University
As citizen science projects increase in number, scope and relevance to policy, the conduct of the underlying research is likely to come under greater scrutiny, particularly if any resulting research findings are to be regarded as legitimate. Among the most important aspects of research ethics scrutiny is the handling of data. The ever-increasing attention to the data protection rights of citizens can be seen across research domains, from health to environmental impacts. Careful attention to data protection is essential to the sustainability of citizen science for practical reasons as well. Complying with data protection laws is not optional. It is a legal requirement. Failure to meet the requirements can result in substantial fines, which most citizen science projects can ill afford. Moreover, the scientific, political and legal viability of citizen science hinges on getting data protection right. This article sets out some of the key data protection considerations that commonly arise in conducting a citizen science project.
How to Cite: Pierce, Robin, and Mariana Evram. 2022. “Getting It Right: Implementing Data Protection in Citizen Science Research”. Insights 35: 2. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.538