NATURE : "Citizen science goes 'extreme'"
Researchers push for wider use of community-generated data in science and policy-making.
"One solution may be to develop a "science of citizen science", suggests Francois Taddei, a molecular geneticist at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity at Paris Descartes University. As the field develops, he says, researchers will need to figure out the optimal division of labour between citizens and professionals. The question is evolving, he says, owing to a slowly developing understanding that expert knowledge does not necessarily trump collective intelligence."
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