Webinar: Ethics and Citizen Science
Thursday, October 5
2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT
When conducting research in partnership with community residents, there are have many different ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) to consider. The field of environmental public health has been addressing these implications since the emergence and use of community-based participatory research approaches in the late 1990s. With the growing interest in citizen science, this critical topic once again has come to the forefront based on the concerns of academic researchers about the contributions of citizen scientists, as well as the concerns of citizen scientists regarding respect and their involvement in the research process. In this webinar, participants will hear from two presenters who will summarize some of these ELSI issues and discuss what the opportunities are for moving forward to identify and fill potential gaps in citizen science.