Now that policy preparation has finished the report I wrote with Ad Ragas on uncertainties in policy for new and emerging hazards was sent to the Dutch Parliament.
What drives biodiversity citizen scientists? Results of a survey among more than 2000 (!) Dutch field biology enthusiasts show that protecting and learning about nature is a prevailing motivation, much more than fun get togethers. If you were planning to work with citizen scientists, you’d better understand that they are serious about it.
Ganzevoort, W., Van den Born, R., Halffman, W., & Turnhout, S. (2017). Sharing biodiversity data: citizen scientists’ concerns and motivations. Biodiversity and Conservation. doi:10.1007/s10531-017-1391-z (Open Access).
We are getting together to discuss research integrity in Bonn, February 2018, with ethicists, social scientists, criminologists, philosophers, lawyers, policy makers, scientists, publishers, and a whole bunch other people interested in research integrity.
Hosted by the EU Printeger project, which I coordinate together with Hub Zwart.