The ‘data use notification’ service is an innovative system for data-use tracking and rewards. This reward system will be useful not only for participants, but also for the research institutions involved and other stakeholders, as a method to evaluate the scientific contributions linked to citizen-observatory data. So, both individual users and citizen observatories will be able to see the impact their contribution has on conservation, scientific knowledge and policy
Development & functioning :
Innovation for citizen observatories:
In the context of the Eyal-Yamakami engagement model, there is a need to search for a novel way to acknowledge and reward participation that offers citizens the chance to recognize authorship and track the use of the data they collected in a global context.