The projects carried out by Ibercivis and their conclusions generate scientific knowledge. We leave at your disposal the scientific publications made so far.



Understanding the Citizen Science Landscape for European Environmental Policy: An Assessment and Recommendations. 2019.


Citizen science is increasingly upheld with the potential to underpin all aspects of the environmental policy process. However, to date, contributions of citizen science to environmental decision-making remain sparse and not well understood. Evidence points to a gap between the potential relevance of citizen science for policy and its actual implementation. We lack a comprehensive assessment of the current impacts of citizen science projects on environmental policy, and an identification of the scientific, engagement, and governance characteristics of projects that facilitate successful contributions to policy. This paper addresses that knowledge gap through identifying the characteristics of citizen science projects that support policy. We present an inventory of 503 citizen science projects with environmental policy relevance, and an in-depth analysis of 45 case examples with quantitative assessment of characteristics of the citizen scientist, scientific, socio-economic, and policy dimensions. Our results demonstrate that citizen science can underpin all steps of the environmental policy process, and that a diversity of approaches can be used to achieve this. However, governmental support, scientific excellence, and NGO-leadership facilitate policy linkages. We discuss the main challenges and opportunities identified by project leaders in linking citizen science and policy and present a set of recommendations for promoting the better integration of citizen science in the different phases of the policy cycle. Central among these are clarifying policy needs, facilitating access to citizen science data, and improving their evaluation and recognition by decision-makers.

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Cândida G. Silva, António Monteiro, Caroline Manahl, Eduardo Lostal, Teresa Holocher-Ertl, Nazareno Andrade, Francisco Brasileiro, Paulo Gama Mota, Fermín Serrano Sanz, José A. Carrodeguas, Rui M. M. Brito (2015), Cell Spotting: Educational and Motivational Outcomes of Cell Biology Citizen Science Project in the Classroom. JCOM – Journal of Science Communication – “Citizen Science” Special Issue (accepted for publication).

Cândida G. Silva, Rui M. M. Brito, António Monteiro, José A. Farias Leal, Adabriand Furtado, Nazareno Andrade, Francisco Brasileiro, Paulo Gama Mota, Caroline Manahl, Teresa Holocher-Ertl, Manuel Pérez Alconchel, Eduardo Lostal Lanza, Carlos Val Gáscon, Francisco Sanz, Fermín Serrano Sanz (2014), SOCIENTIZE participatory experiments, dissemination and networking activities in perspective, Human Computation 1 (2), pp. 119-135.


Eduardo Lostal, António Monteiro, Cândida G. Silva, Caroline Manahl, Francisco Sanz, Carlos Val, Paulo Gama Mota, Rui M. M. Brito, José Alberto Carrodeguas, Fermin Serrano Sanz (2015), Citizen Science in Education: Students Becoming Cell Biology Researchers. CitSci2015 – Citizen Science 2015, February 11-12, San Jose, California, USA.


António Monteiro, Cândida G. Silva, Paulo Gama Mota, Rui M. M. Brito, Fermín Serrano Sanz, Eduardo Lostal Lanza, Carlos Val Gascón, Franscisco Sanz García, Nazareno Andrade, Francisco Brasileiro, José A. Farias Leal, Adabriand Furtado, Teresa Holocher-Ertl (2014), SOCIENTIZE – Promoting Citizen Science in Portugal, Congresso de Comunicação de Ciência – SciCom Portugal 2014, June 3-4, Porto, Portugal. Book of Abstracts of SciComPt 2014, pp 30-31.

Cândida G. Silva (2014), SOCIENTIZE Set of Participatory Experiments, 3rd Citizen Cyberscience Summit, February 20-22, London, England.

Cândida G. Silva, Paulo Gama Mota, Rui M. M. Brito, Eduardo Lostal Lanza, Franscisco Sanz García, Fermín Serrano Sanz (2013) SOCIENTIZE, A Sociedade como infraestrutura para e-Ciência através da tecnologia, inovação e criatividade, Congresso de Comunicação de Ciência – SciCom Portugal 2013, May 27–28, Pavilhão do Conhecimento – Ciência Viva, Lisbon, Portugal. (In Portuguese).


António Monteiro, Cândida G. Silva, José Carrogeduas Villar (2015), Cell Spotting – Let’s fight cancer together, Science In School 31 (Spring Issue), pp. 46-52.

Fermín Serrano Sanz, Teresa Holocher-Ertl, Barbara Kieslinger, Francisco Sanz García, Cândida G. Silva, White Paper on Citizen Science for Europe, In Socientize Consortium 2014. University of Zaragoza, Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, Tecnara, Universidade Federal Campina Grande, Universidade de Coimbra, Museu da Ciência da Universidade de Coimbra (Eds.), September 22, 2014. Link.

António Monteiro, Cândida G. Silva, Rui M. M. Brito, Paulo Gama Mota (2014) Cell Spotting – Vamos combater juntos o cancro. Casa das Ciências, September, 2014.

Socientize Consortium 2013. Green Paper on Citizen Science — Citizen Science for Europe: Towards a better society of empowered citizens and enhanced research, November, 2013. Link.

António Monteiro, Cândida G. Silva, SOCIENTIZE: Novo projeto coloca a Ciência a um clique do cidadão, Naturlink, October 21, 2013. (In Portuguese).



A. Gallardo, J.M. Guil, E. Lomba, N.G. Almarza, S.J. Khatib, C. Cabrillo, A. Sanz, y J. Pires (2014) “Adsorption of probe molecules in pillared interlayered clays: Experiment and computer simulation,Journal of Chemical Physics 140, 224701.



SIMõES, Carlos J.V., MUKHERJEE, Trishna, BRITO, Rui M. M., JACKSON, Richard M. (2010) “Toward the Discovery of Functional Transthyretin Amyloid Inhibitors: Application of Virtual Screening Methods”, J. Chem. Inf. Model. 50 (10), pp 1806–1820.

SIMõES, Carlos J.V., RIVERO, Alejandro, BRITO, R. M. M. (2010). “Searching for Anti-Amyloid Drugs with the Help of Citizens: the ‘AMILOIDE’ Project on the IBERCIVIS Platform”. ERCIM News 82, pp. 25-26.

SIMõES, Carlos J.V., RIVERO, Alejandro, TARANCÓN, Alfonso, SERRANO SANZ, Fermín, ROMERO, ROMERO, Javier L., ABREU, Pedro, MANUEL, Carlos, DURãO, Rui, ROSA, João, PAGAIME, João, VEIGA, Pedro, JACKSON, Richard M., NORONHA, Ana, VARGAS, Rosalia , MAGALHãES, Luís T., BARREIRA, Gaspar, BRITO, Rui M. M. (2010) “Running faster and further together: the AMILOIDE project, the onset of the Portuguese participation on the Ibercivis volunteer computing network”, In Proceedings of IBERGRID’10, Braga, Portugal.



D. GUERRERO, Ginés; IMBERNON, Baldomero; PEREZ-SANCHEZ, Horacio; SANZ, Francisco; GARCIA, José M. and CECILIA José M. (2014) “A Performance/Cost Evaluation for a GPU-Based Drug Discovery Application on Volunteer Computing”, BioMed Research International Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 474219.



SILVA, Cândida G., MONTEIRO, António, MANAHL, Caroline, LOSTAL LANZA, Eduardo, SCHAFER, Teresa, ANDRADE, Nazareno, BRASILEIRO, Francisco, MOTA, Paulo Gama, SERRANO SANZ, Fermín, CARRODEGUAS VILLAR, J.A., BRITO, Rui M.M. (2016) “Cell Spotting: educational and motivational outcomes of cell biology citizen science project in the classroom”. JCOM 15 (01), A02.

MONTEIRO, António, SILVA, Cândida G., CARRODEGUAS VILLAR, J.A. (2015) “Cell spotting – let’s fight cancer together!”. Science in School, 31 (Spring Issue), pp. 46-52.

MONTEIRO, António, SILVA, Cândida G., BRITO, Rui M.M., MOTA, Paulo Gama (2014) “Cell Spotting – Vamos combater juntos o cancro.” (In Portuguese), Casa das Ciências.

LOSTAL LANZA, Eduardo, SERRANO SANZ, Fermín., CARRODEGUAS VILLAR, J.A., MARTÍNEZ ALONSO, P., SANZ GARCÍA, VAL GASCÓN, Carlos (2013) “Cell Images Analysis as a Case of Citizen Science for Advanced Education: Laboratory and School, Back and Forth”. In Proceedings of the 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED 2013), Valencia, Spain, IATED.

LOSTAL LANZA, Eduardo, SERRANO SANZ, Fermín., CARRODEGUAS VILLAR, J.A., MARTÍNEZ ALONSO, Patricia, SANZ GARCÍA, Francisco, VAL GASCÓN, Carlos, “A case of Citizen Science for Cell Biology Images Analysis”, to appear in VII e-Science workshop of the XXXIII Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (CSBC 2013), Maceió, Brazil, 2013.



A. J. MARTÍNEZ-MENDOZA, A.J., MÉNDEZ-BERMÚDEZ, J.A., VARGA, Imre (2010) “Conductance statistics for the power-law banded random matrix model”, In Conference Proceedings of the IV Mexican Meeting on Experimental and Theoretical Physics: Symposium on Condensed Matter Physics, AIP Conf. Proc. 1319, pp. 41-48.



CAMJAYI, Alberto and ARRACHEA, Liliana, “Conductance of a quantum dot in the Kondo regime connected to dirty wires”. Physical Review B 86, 235143 (2013).



BUSTOS, A., CASTEJÓN, F., FERNÁNDEZ, L.A. , GARCÍA, J., MARTÍN-MAYOR, V.,REYNOLDS, J.M., SEKIS, R. and VELASCO, J.L. “Impact of 3D features on ion collisional transport in ITER” (2010). Online.

VELASCO, J. L., CASTEJÓN, F. and TARANCÓN, A., “Finite orbit width effect in ion collisional transport in TJ-II” ( 2009). [DOI: 10.1063/1.3126583].



L. A. Fernandez, A. Gordillo-Guerrero, V. Martin-Mayor and J.J. Ruiz-Lorenzo. “Numerical test of the Cardy-Jacobsen conjecture in the site-diluted Potts model in three dimensions. “ Phys. Rev. B 86, 184428 (2012).



CRUZ, Víctor L., RAMOS, Javier and MARTÍNEZ-SALAZAR, Javier (2012) Assessment of the Intrinsic Conformational Preferences of Dipeptide Amino Acids in Aqueous Solution by Combined Umbrella Sampling/MBAR Statistics. A Comparison with Experimental Results”, J. Phys. Chem. B, 116 (1), pp 469–475.

CRUZ, Víctor, RAMOS, Javier and MARTÍNEZ-SALAZAR, Javier (2011) “Water-Mediated Conformations of the Alanine Dipeptide as Revealed by Distributed Umbrella Sampling Simulations, Quantum Mechanics Based Calculations, and Experimental Data”, J. Phys. Chem. B. 115 (16), pp. 4880–4886.



GRACIA LAZÁROA, Carlos, FERRER, Alfredo, RUIZ, Gonzalo, TARANCÓN, Alfonso, CUESTA, José A., SÁNCHEZ, Ángel, MORENO, Yamir (2012) “Heterogeneous networks do not promote cooperation when humans play a Prisoner’s Dilemma”, PNAS 109(32), pp. 12922–12926.



RAMOS GARCÍA, Luis Isaac, ALMANSA,, Julio F., “Technical Note: An algorithm to calculate the tissue phantom ratio from depth dose in radiosurgery”, Medical Phisics, vol. 38, issue 5 (April 2011). Online.



GORDILLO GUERRERO, Antonio, Phase Transitions in Disordered Systems, Universidad de Extremadura (2009). Project MATERIALES.

FOIERI, Federico. Transporte cuántico en sistemas mesoscópicos con campos dependientes del tiempo y desorden, Universidad de Buenos Aires (2010). Project CUANTICABLES.

Study of inhomogeneous fluids in slit-like systems and disordered porous media, en la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED (2015). Project ADSORCION.

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