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Fermin Serrano

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Citizen Science
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BIFI - Unizar - Ibercivis

I am leading the Citizen Science Research Group of the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), of the University of Zaragoza, where we deploy scientific experiments related to computational and experimental sciences, using new technologies. Currently I am the coordinator of the European project Socientize that analyzes and coordinates citizen science and its inclusion in the European agendas and programs related with science-society-policy, through the open compilation of case studies. Socientize is creating the White Paper on Citizen Science for Europe to be published by September 2014.I am also the Executive Director of the Ibercivis Foundation, a Spanish-Portuguese institution that promotes citizen science providing cross-cutting services and giving support for public activities. In the recent years, we have worked with more than 20 research groups and over 40,000 volunteers who contributed by donating their computers, or helping to analyze scientific images, or providing experimental data in participatory experiments. The Board of the Ibercivis Foundation consists is formed by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, CSIC, CIEMAT, Ikerbasque Foundation, Zaragoza City of Knowledge Foundation, Government of Aragon, University of Zaragoza.

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Our main interest is the swift of scientific culture towards digital, open and collaborative scenarios, fostering the collective intelligence in solving global challenges.