All the participants of research system have to assume responsibility for research ethics in citizen science

On 13 December, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) conducted seminar “Citizen Science in Creation of Social Welfare”, where the results of project “Citizen Science as an Innovative Form of Citizen Participation for Welfare Society Development” (CS4Welfare) financed by the Research Council of Lithuania were presented.

KTU Prof. Dr. Eglė Butkevičienė noticed that the interest of society and academic community in citizen science is growing gradually, which creates favourable conditions for acceleration of innovations. She also stressed that citizen science also serves as a tool promoting open science, with regard to which the issues of research ethics have to be reconsidered.

The project’s team presented the recommendations intended to draw attention to the problem of informed consent and data quality in citizen science with regard to academic ethics.