DATA AWARENESS ACTION
We often focus too much on data collection, but we forget to provide citizens with timely feedback on the data they collected about themselves. Waiting for results to be published in academic journals can be too long for citizens who spent time and energy collecting the data for the study. Designing feedback mechanisms for different stages of the project is very important to sustain citizens’ engagement over time .
This is a personalized report sent to each participant that took part in the data collection. This is sent soon after the completion of the data collection and before the analysis of the whole set of data is completed.
We share with you some resources that can be useful to carry out this activity.
Read the case study and understand how this tool has been used in a real citizen science project.
CitieS-Health Barcelona Pilot
In the CitieS-Health Barcelona pilot, citizens collected data through a diffusion NO2 tube and daily surveys on an app. After a few weeks from the end of data collection, we sent by email to each participant a report containing some basic analysis of the data they collected.
To return information to citizens who spent time and energy in the data collection.
To encourage citizens’ reflections on the data and foster citizens’ input to the data analysis.