Web Technologies to Support Scientific Research and Education in Citizen Science—A Case Study in Germany

Anudari Batsaikhan, Wolfgang Kurtz, Stephan Hachinger
2022 Digital  
In citizen science, citizens are encouraged to participate in research, with web technologies promoting location-independent participation and broad knowledge sharing. In this study, web technologies were extracted from 112 citizen science projects listed on the "Bürger schaffen Wissen". Four indicators on web technologies—Online platforms, Educational tools, Social media, and Data sharing between projects—were chosen to quantify the extent to which web technologies are used within citizen
more » ... ce projects. The results show that the use of web technologies is already very well established in both the natural and social science projects and only the possibilities for data sharing between projects are limited.
doi:10.3390/digital2010004 fatcat:tmja23gs3rbbrdofl3o6jbrmza