The EOCS (Exploring OpenReq on Citizen Science) project aims to create a platform to help the development of citizen science applications.
It is a platform in which citizens, professional scientists and project managers can easily collect the requirements that users of their applications express in social media, vote for them to give priority to the most urgent and share the data obtained between similar projects.
This platform will compile the requirements of social networks such as Twitter or will track them from the Internet. It has the ability to share requirements between different citizen science projects, cluster requirements and filter them according to some preferences.
The platform allows to collect the requirements of different citizen science projects, classify them, filter and vote priority.
The work we have developed in Ibercivis within the European OpenReq partners has been to evaluate, test and contribute to the development of the platform for collecting requirements of citizen science applications, using the microservices that have been made available to us.
The OpenReq project will be officially presented in Hamburg on September 4th and, together with the European partners, we will present our contributions to the project.
We hope that the EOCS project will become a useful tool for the future development of citizen science apps, as they will be able to gather and study the comments made by the users themselves about their functioning in social networks. The study of these comments will serve to correct errors, anticipate needs, share data and methodologies and incorporate requirements to the applications so that their use and results are more efficient.