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Opening up science for all requires a collective effort and new ways of thinking. As a project team, we came up with the following principles to guide our activities.
“ Bill and Ben the flowerpot men” by Jeremy Segrott is licensed under CC BY 2.0
OPENER Team at Salford kick-off meeting (by @DrHG)
“ pluralism” by Votrobeck is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
“ Met Office Climate Data – Month by Month (September)” by Jer Thorp is licensed under CC BY 2.0
We believe that sustainable citizen science and public engagement with environmental research must:
be a multi-disciplinary and partnership-building endeavour;
actively build on existing expertise in citizen science and participatory engagement;
acknowledge people have a complex identities, often with contradictory opinions;
respect and value all knowledge as meaningful and promote pluralism in expertise;
develop increased capacity, interest and skills of researchers and audiences;
enable avenues of engagement that acknowledge different needs, interests and availability;
facilitate public involvement in all stages of the scientific process and make explicit links to everyday life.
Over the next 12 months we’ll add your commitments to this too.