The National Research Council (CNR) has launched a citizen science award as part of the events organized to celebrate the Centenary of its foundation.
The contest aims at promoting activities designed, supported or coordinated by the CNR scientific network personnel, also in collaboration with third party private or public institutions. The projects will be evaluated by a commission of experts according to quality and impact criteria.
The initiatives must involve citizens and scientists in collaborative research activities with the purpose of generating scientific evidence-based knowledge, adhering, as much as possible, to the ECSA 10 Principles of Citizen Science. Citizen scientists can be involved in different stages of the research process: from collection to interpretation and analysis of data, from mapping of volunteers to the publication and dissemination of results.
The prize, worth 6,000 euros, will be awarded during the final event of the CNR centenary celebrations that will take place on 18 November at the CNR headquarters in Rome. On this occasion, the winner will have the opportunity to present the project and receive support by CNR departments to promote and disseminate the project results.
Applications should be submitted by 30 September 2023.