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How you can shape social science research: Citizen science in practice

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What’s on offer?

Open research practice enables a wide range of audiences to freely discover and engage with our excellent research. It makes the research process transparent and creates new opportunities for outputs and methods to be reused, reproduced and credited. It generates an environment for more effective and efficient research, and a culture where open is the default.

What’s it about?

The University of York has a strong and long-standing commitment to public engagement in research, helping to encourage knowledge dissemination and exchange, inform and educate the public about the work of universities and the University of York in particular, and inspire the next generation of researchers.

The benefits for participants in research are summarised in Stronger Together, a guide published last year by our Centre for Future Health:

- use your skills and experience to help shape a piece of research

- help produce new knowledge that will benefit a community you identify with

- help ensure that the voices of people with experiences like yours are heard

- do something new that is rewarding and stimulating

- gain new skills that will enhance your CV

As part of this engagement, members of our research community have worked successfully in partnership with the public as 'co-producers' on a wide range of projects across different disciplines (including the Stockholm Environment Institute, The Covid Realities Project and Involvement@York).

Who’s leading the event?

Thom Blake, University of York Open Research Team

Open to

This event is aimed at members of the public over the age of 16 (attendees under 16 are also welcome to attend with adult supervision; please note that you must be over the age of 18 to register for events using Eventbrite unless supervised - see terms of service). You are not expected to have any prior knowledge of our research in order to attend.