Friday, 23 July 2010

The Citizen Cyberscience Centre and Summit

The Citizen Cyberscience Centre has a been set up to help scientists in developing countries to access the power of internet-based volunteer computing and volunteer thinking.

To this end the centre's three-fold mission is:
  1. To develop citizen cyberscience applications targeting research on humanitarian and development issues as well as fundamental science, by coordinating collaborative projects between scientists from North and South.
  2. To organize hands-on workshops for scientists in developing countries in order to spread know-how about citizen cyberscience and its benefits for their research.
  3. To provide online educational material about the research challenges addressed by citizen cyberscience projects, encouraging greater public participation.

Now the centre is bringing members from all sides in citizen cyberscience together for a summit in London later this year. The London Citizen Cyberscience Summit is a great chance for scientists and citizens to learn about the latest breakthroughs in citizen cyberscience. It will be a unique opportunity to brainstorm about how new technologies can enhance citizen cyberscience. A bold ambition of the summit is to draft a citizen cyberscience manifesto, involving all the stakeholders in the field.

The event will be in King's College London on the 2nd and 3rd of September. The programme is filling up fast with some amazing speakers lined up and you can register your interest here.

In the weeks leading up to the event we will be bringing you the views and opinions of people contributing to the summit from all walks of life so watch this space.

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