Leitfaden für rechtliche Fragestellungen in Citizen-Science-Projekten

Created Oct. 26, 2021, 12:21 a.m.
Updated Oct. 26, 2021, 12:21 a.m.

Manual on legal questions in Citizen Science projects

In a participatory process in 2020 a guide for legal issues concerning insurance coverage, data protection and copyright was created at Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin.

Based largely on three legal expert reports the manual addresses these and other topics and, supported by graphic elements, shows ideal-typical solutions such as rights management for the various project phases in Citizen Science projects. The project has addressed an urgent need for advice on legal issues, which was expressed in preparatory and accompanying workshops and clearly demonstrated in a survey in 2020 within the German Citizen Science community.

The manual will continue to evolve in 2021, in an extension of BMBF funding led by Linda Freyberg and will be transformed into an open dynamic document to ensure community participation in the long term.

The detailed presentation of the current legal situation, especially with regard to data protection and copyright can be generally applied to scientific projects. 

Publish information

Authors: L Freyberg;
Publisher:Museum für Naturkunde Berlin
Year of publication: 2020
License: CC-BY 4.0
DOI: 10.7479/c3y1-fw50

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