Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Latest from the Science and Technology Innovation Program

Agency Liability Stemming from Citizen-Generated Data

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Sep 05, 2014
New ways to gather data are on the rise. One of these ways is through citizen science. While citizen science can be defined broadly, this article defines citizen science as the voluntary participation of members of the public in scientific research, including but not limited to data collection and analysis, and problem solving. Agencies can feel confident about using citizen science for a few reasons, as outlined in this report. more

The National Plan for Civil Earth Observations

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September 04, 2014 // 1:00pm2:30pm
This briefing will highlight the key components of the National Plan for Civil Earth Observations, outline its impacts across Federal agencies involved in Earth observations, and review associated efforts to enable interagency coordination. more

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

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September 12, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity, part of the Science & Technology Innovation Program, is proud to host economist David Colander to discuss the ideas in his new book, Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society’s Problems from the Bottom Up. more

Human Computation Roadmap Summit Workshop

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June 18, 2014 // 8:00amJune 20, 2014 // 1:00pm
Techno-social infrastructure and increasingly pervasive computing is accelerating the integration of humans into information-processing systems. Some of this is emergent (e.g., social networks) and some deliberate (e.g., crowdsourcing). This workshop engages a highly diverse group of world-class researchers and innovators to explore the past and prospective impact of human computation, and to clearly delineate a national research agenda. more
Webcast

Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

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July 30, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm
What is data journalism? Why does it matter? How has the maturing field of data science changed the direction of journalism and global investigative reporting? more

Experts & Staff

  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
  • Joe Filvarof // Program Manager/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. // Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Aaron Lovell // Writer/Editor/Program Manager, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Eleonore Pauwels // Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Anne Bowser // Researcher, Data Science and Visualization, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Elizabeth Tyson // New Projects/Technology Scout, Science and Technology Innovation Program