Law and Policy Working Group: Conversations and Webinars
The Law and Policy Working Group holds monthly conference calls featuring guest speakers and reports on recent developments relating to the law of citizen science. To join the mailing list for information on these calls, please sign up for the Working Group using the form below. Unless otherwise indicated, calls will be at noon Eastern time (US).
The Working Group is hosting a two-part workshop on “Effective Communication With Public Officials” as part of the 2021 CitSciVirtual conference. For more information and to register, go HERE.
|April 15, 2021||Citizen science in state, tribal and local environmental agencies. (Jay Benforado, U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development). For background information see https://www.eli.org/news/new-reports-offer-best-practices-citizen-science-programs.|
|May 13, 2021||Communicating effectively with government agencies and officials. (Speakers to be announced.) This presentation complements the working group’s workshop at the CSA’s 2021 virtual conference.|
|June 10, 2021||Topic TBD|
Past calls have discussed the following topics:
|March 11, 2021||The NOAA Citizen Science Strategy. (John McLaughlin and Laura Oremland, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)|
|February 11, 2021||Workgroup planning for 2021.|
|January 21, 2021||Using Citizen Science Data in Court. (Lee Paddock, George Washington University Law School; Brent Walls, Potomac Riverkeeper; Amy Johnson, Attorney, Portland, OR; Anna Berti Suman, Tilburg Institute)|
|November 12, 2020||The Aarhus Convention and Citizen Science (Muki Haklay and Anna Berti Suman). The presentation can be seen here.|
|October 8, 2020||European Commission’s “Best Practices in Citizen Science for Environmental Monitoring” (Sven Schade, Joint Research Centre). More information can be found here.|
|September 10, 2020||Legal Issues Submitted to the “Ask a Legal Question” Portal (Shaun Goho, Harvard Law School)|
|July 9, 2020||Community-led Science for Impact (Liz Barry, Public Lab, moderator)|
|June 11, 2020||Citizen Science and the First Amendment (Shaun Goho, Harvard Law School, moderator)|
We also have a webinar series. You can register for a webinar here, beginning two weeks in advance. All webinars are at noon, Eastern time (US), unless indicated otherwise.
|More to come!|
Past webinars can be found at the links shown below.