OneFlorida researchers highlight citizen scientist program at 2020 UF Provost’s Gathering Jan. 10

OneFlorida researchers at the University of Florida (UF) have been invited to give one of 14 breakout sessions at the UF Provost’s Annual Faculty Gathering on Jan. 10. The 2020 gathering focuses on how faculty, researchers, academic staff and graduate students can help to build trust in research.

A team that includes Eileen Handberg, Ph.D., ARNP, a professor in the department of cardiology, Janet Brishke, a research coordinator in the department of health outcomes and biomedical informatics, and Christy Evans, a citizen scientist, will present “Trusting the Process: Studying Citizen Scientist Game Film.”

Briskhe said the presentation will summarize the different elements of trust needed for successful researcher-citizen scientist relationships. The team will then offer case studies that highlight examples of these principles at play while also demonstrating the impact of the citizen scientist input on these studies.

“Most of the speakers at the gathering will be discussing how to develop trust between the researchers and members of the wider community. We are one of the few presentations to actually include a member of the community in the presentation,” Brishke said.

The 2020 Provost’s Faculty Gathering features guest presentations by experts from Science Friday, the Conversation and the Op-Ed Project, along with journalist and author Bina Venkataraman and Florida’s chief science officer, Tom Frazer.

For more information, visit the 2020 Provost’s Faculty Gathering.

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