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Since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, the impact of bioscience research on all of our lives has been made far too clear. However, developments within this field of research will continue to have long-lasting impacts on the world around us long after the current pandemic, from improving food security, mitigating climate change, protecting wildlife and the environment, as well as to continued medical advancements of all types. As the world continues to collide with the field of bioscience research, it has become increasingly important to include societal actors when we approach these fields of study.

Getting people from the community to actively take part in data collection and research has become an increasingly popular method of getting society to feel connected to research. This is known as Citizen Science, and although it is a distinct practice, it certainly has links to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approaches, especially when it comes to open science and public engagement.

To explore the interlinks of these two approaches, ResBios and StepChange invite you to join us on March 28, 14:00 CET, for an online conversation about how RRI and citizen science can be used to enhance research, with a particular focus on open science and public engagement in the fields of bioscience research. By combining our shared experiences, we aim to demonstrate the theory and practice of employing these principles while discussing future challenges.

The event will feature contributions from:

Dr. phil. René von Schomberg, the Kate Hamburger Kolleg, International Centre for advanced studies: Cultures of Research

Prof Carla Montesano, ResBios Project, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

Prof Elena Buzan, ResBios Project and StepChange Project, University of Primorska

Dr. Carolina Doran, European Citizen Science Association

Click here to register!