I work in 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 30 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.
I am also deeply involved in 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. During 2012-2014 I was the coordinator of the European project Socientize that analyzed and coordinated citizen science and its inclusion in the European agendas and programs related with science-society-policy, through the open compilation of case studies. Socientize created the White Paper on Citizen Science for Europe published in September 2014. Ibercivis is now the responsible of Socientize.
Our main interest is the swift of scientific culture towards digital, open and collaborative scenarios, fostering the collective intelligence in solving global challenges.