Democratizing Science: Of the people, For the people, By the people | Jane Roskams | TEDxSeattle

TEDx Talks

Published on Jan 3, 2021

In this 2020 TEDxSeattle talk, Dr. Jane Roskams, a neuroscientist, talks about how a people-powered revolution is Making Science Great Again – giving birth to a new scientific democracy where the Open Science and Citizen Science movements converge. Jane believes expert silos and scientific elitism have left the public prey to misinformation – placing lives in danger – and powerless to contribute to changing our future. She explains how the Open Science movement has driven inclusive global online collaboration to combat threats like COVID 19 and climate change. She urges people without scientific training -from Uber drivers to hairdressers – to follow their passions, believe in their insight, re-envision scientific discovery, and help sculpt the Artificial Intelligence of the future.

6:50 – Seattle has become a global hub for involving all people in scientific research through game play and online challenges. 9:41 – Learn about NASA’s Globe Program where people from around the world work with NASA’s scientists to combat global warming…and how to poop on the moon. 14:26 – Open science works with the global population to tackle COVID-19.

More to explore: Learn more about Citizen Science at Read about Dr. Jane Roskam’s work (with links to open and citizen science projects)

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