Citizen Science Lab
The Science Shop set up by Leiden University has a strong focus on citizen science and consists of two approaches: One for the local community in the vicinity of the University (known as the Citizen Science Lab) and one for communities that traditionally don't have access to research capacity or facilities (Open Science Hubs, OSHubs) (see figure below).
The Citizen Science Lab brings together researchers, citizens and societal organisations to co-develop innovative research projects that create new scientific knowledge. OSHubs connect science, technology and innovation with the daily life of local and regional communities, by addressing community relevant challenges, in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. OSHub is an international network with several European partners aimed at establishing collaborative co-creation spaces, based on Open Standards, near social and/or geographical borders throughout Europe. OSHub-Portugal, which was inaugurated in July 2017 and is the first hub in this network, is a partnership between Leiden University and the Municipality of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo.
- Foundation Year : 2018
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