RIVM shares its vision on Citizen Science in a new edition of RIVM's e-magazine.
“Citizen science helps scientists become better citizens”, says Lea den Broeder, Project manager for research on citizen science within the RIVM Strategic Programme. Citizen science makes scientists of everyone. Read all about it in our magazine!

November 2018

e-magazine Citizen Science: everyone's a scientist


In this issue:

  • Lea den Broeder and Daniëlle Timmermans about RIVM’s citizen science vision 2023: “When you involve citizens in research, the message is conveyed more clearly.  Citizen science generates robust knowledge which is accepted by society”. 
  • Hester Volten researcher at the RIVM Centre for Environmental Monitoring of RIVM: “Citizen science is changing our entire way of working. 
  • Transmitter off, receiver on. The Eigenwijks residents’ association played a crucial role in recruiting and coaching participating residents for the 'KIJK! Een gezonde wijk project', a local initiative promoting health awareness. Director Dick Glastra van Loon advises researchers: “Define the difference you could make for residents beforehand.”
  • Dozens of secondary school pupils are contributing to scientific research as citizen scientists. In ‘The Living Soil’ project pupils measure how healthy the soil is, for instance by counting earthworms. Liesbet Dirven, researcher at RIVM’s Centre for Sustainability, Environment and Health, considers the citizen science project an excellent opportunity for RIVM to build stronger ties to society.



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