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Crowdcrafting: Putting Citizens in Control of Citizen Science

Press Release: Geneva, 17 September 2013 Speaking at the Open Knowledge Conference, the world’s leading event on open data, Co-director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, Rufus Pollock, announced today that the open-source platform Crowdcrafting has grown to accommodate over 120 projects, making it the world’s most diverse open-source platform for online citizen science and crowdsourced […]

Opening up the wisdom of crowds for science

**We are excited to announce the official launch of [Crowdcrafting.org](http://crowdcrafting.org/), an open source software platform – powered by our Pybossa technology – for developing and sharing projects that rely on the help of thousands of online volunteers.** At [a workshop on Citizen Cyberscience](http://informatique.cuso.ch/activities/detail-activity/item/courses/citizen-cyberscience/) held this week at University of Geneva, a novel open source software […]

Citizen Science Open Technical Workshop – tomorrow

It’s our pleasure to invite you to join the **Citizen Science Open Technical Workshop** to be held **Wednesday 30th January 16:00 CET** virtually using Google Hangout. You can attend the meeting and send all your comments in this [Youtube channel](http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbkYEbbo8qMYbA3P5iLanGw) or this [twitter account](http://twitter.com/SOCIETIC_EU). Over 2 hours, we’ll have expert talks and open discussions about […]

Members of the public asked to help tend Feynman’s Flowers

A project at the [London Centre for Nanotechnology](http://www.london-nano.com/) (LCN) is making fantastic use of the [Pybossa](http://pybossa.com/) tool (a project of the [Open Knowledge Foundation](http://okfn.org/) and the [Citizen Cyberscience Centre](http://www.citizencyberscience.net/)) in a citizen science project called [‘Feynman’s Flowers’](http://pybossa.com/app/feynmanflowers), which launched this weekend. The project asks members of the public to help unlock the secrets of magnetism […]

ForestWatchers.net A citizen project for forest monitoring

Tropical forests provide habitat for most of the world’s known terrestrial plant and animal species. These ecosystems are under increasing threat worldwide. During the last few decades, several million hectares of humid tropical forest were lost each year. Despite the proliferation of new remote sensing technologies, information about the status of world’s forest is limited […]

Introducing PyBossa – the open-source micro-tasking platform

For a while now our network has been working on applications, tools and platforms for crowd-sourcing and micro-tasking. At the end of last year, [we posted](http://blog.okfn.org/2011/11/17/introducing-the-data-digitizer/) about a cute little app developed at a hackday called the [Data Digitizer](http://blog.okfn.org/2011/11/17/introducing-the-data-digitizer/) that was being used to transcribe Brazillian budgetary data. In recent months we’ve been working closely […]