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Citizen Social Science

Updated Friday, 25th April 2014

How mass participation can address persistent social challenges through the use of networked digital technologies.

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Citizen Social Science is a project that seeks to "explore how we might apply citizen science principles to solving some of our most pressing social challenges – health, employment, crime or transport for example". The initiative seeks to "Identify 3-4 social ventures, charities or NGOs who have a social challenge that could be solved through public participation" and "develop a set of ideas, concepts and prototypes that demonstrate the potential of a citizen science-based approach to solve social problems".

It was initiated by a non-governmental organisation/charity and encourages people to participate through an online platform and special events. Citizen Social Science is national in orientation and concerned with research, knowledge production & information access

It was launched in February 2014 and is ongoing.  

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.





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