[CODATA-international] Fwd: [Citizen Science TG] reminder: deadline for SciDataCon abstracts on June 25

Simon Hodson, ED CODATA simon at codata.org
Wed Jun 20 15:06:03 EDT 2018

The call below from the organisers of a session on 'the validation, curation and management of citizen science data’ at SciDataCon, part of International Data Week, may be of interest to the CODATA International Community.

With very best wishes,


International Data Week 2018: deadline for papers and poster abstracts for SciDataCon, 25 June: consult the Call for Papers <https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/call_for_papers/> and the Accepted Sessions <https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/>.

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> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Alex de Sherbinin <adesherbinin at ciesin.columbia.edu>
> Subject: [Citizen Science TG] reminder: deadline for SciDataCon abstracts on June 25
> Date: 20 June 2018 at 18:55:49 BST
> To: CODATA–WDS TG on Citizen Science <citizen-science at icsu-wds.org>
> Dear All,
> This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting abstracts for our session <https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/211/> on the validation, curation and management of citizen science data at the SciDataCon <https://www.scidatacon.org/conference/IDW2018/about/> is on Monday, June 25.  We could use people's help in recruiting papers, especially from African citizen science groups. Given costs, it may be most pragmatic to focus on southern African (or South African) groups, but CS groups or researchers from all over the world are welcome to participate.  To submit, go to: https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/ <https://www.scidatacon.org/IDW2018/sessions/>.  Please circulate this final call for abstracts to lists to which you belong.
> I have pasted below a draft abstract for the paper from our Task Group. Only Anne and I are committed to being there (and maybe Tyng Ruey), but we can add more names to the abstract.  I'll see if there is an upper limit.
> Assessment of Data Management Practices of the Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Communities
> Alex de Sherbinin and Anne Bowser
> The objectives of the CODATA–WDS Task Group on citizen science data are to better understand the ecosystem of data-generating citizen science, crowdsourcing, and volunteered geographic information (VGI) projects so as to characterize the potential and challenges of these developments for science as a whole, and data science in particular. Through interviews with principals involved in 50 projects, the task group has assessed the methods and approaches for validating various streams of citizen science data, the mechanisms for cleaning and curating the data, and systems in place for the long-term management, documentation and dissemination of those data. This presentation reports on results of this assessment, and provides recommendations to the citizen science / crowdsourcing community on data quality and management practices.
> Cheers,
> Alex
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