The US Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Assistance Secretary of Preparedness and Response is hosting a day-long forum in November on citizen science and citizen generated data.
The forum is called Bring Your Own Data (BYOD): Opportunities and Challenges in Using Citizen-Generated Data for Situational Awareness, and will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, in Arlington, Virginia.
According to Sara Harris, one of the organizers, the forum is open to anyone with an interest in citizen science, whether in government, non-profit or academia. It is not solely focused on the use of citizen science in public health emergencies, but rather will span a broad spectrum.
Topics will include:
- Transforming research with passive citizen data
- Bring your own data – participatory data collection
- Building situational awareness with passive and participatory data
- Learning from citizens generating ecological data
- Learning from citizens sharing genomic and personal data
- How federal agencies and partners are using citizen-generated data
For more information, and to register, please the relevant page on the Public Health Emergency website here.