Distributed Scientific Collaboration: Research Opportunities in Citizen Science

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


The Changing Dynamics of Scientific Collaboration, CSCW 2010 workshop, Savannah, GA (2010)




This paper introduces a conceptual framework for research on citizen science, a form of collaboration involving scientists and volunteers in scientific research. Designing CSCW systems to support this type of scientific collaboration requires understanding the effects of organizational and work design on the scientific outcomes of citizen science projects. Initial directions for future research are identified, with the goal of developing a foundation for research on and development of cyberinfrastructure and collaborative technologies for supporting citizen science.


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