Crowdsourcing: Improving the Quality of Scientific Data Through Social Networking
You are cordially invited to attend a public symposium on Crowdsourcing: Improving the Quality of Scientific Data Through Social Networking. The event is being organized by the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information, and will be held on June 13 in Washington, DC at the Embassy Suites, 900 10th Street, NW. A formal invitation with the summary description of the symposium, the exact location, and RSVP instructions may be found below.
Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who you think may be interested. Registrations will be honored on a first-come-first-served basis. More complete information about the event and about the Board on Research Data and Information is available at: http://www.nationalacademies.org/brdi.
Paul F. Uhlir
Director, Board on Research Data and Information
puhlir [at] nas [dot] edu
A PUBLIC SYMPOSIUM
Board on Research Data and Information
National Research Council
Monday, June 13, 2011, 4:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Embassy Suites, 900 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC
- Various topics can be addressed at a low cost and usually quite rapidly, frequently with no payments to the contributors;
- The organization doing the crowdsourcing can greatly broaden the potential contributions beyond its own employees and direct contacts;
- The crowdsourcing activity may be able to provide the views of many prospective customers or other interested parties, and can initiate and develop relationships that would be difficult or impossible to initiate otherwise.
(contact: Cheryl Levey, clevey [at] nas [dot] edu).
- International Symposium on the Case for International Scientific Data Sharing: A Focus on Developing Countries (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
Tags: BRDI, Business, Citizen Science, Climate, computer science, Crowdsourcing, Developing country, Geo wiki, GeoWeb, Participatory Sensing, Paul Uhlir, Public Policy and Regulation, Social media, United States, Washington DC
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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