The Citizen Science project at Gothenburg University is a wonderful example on how to initiate more Open Science in Sweden and make use of crowdsourcing etc and involve citizens!
”Taking science to the crowd: Researchers, programmers and volunteer contributors transforming science online
Science increasingly turns to online volunteers through open calls for help in analysis of very large sets of data. This initiative goes under the banner of “citizen science”, crowdsourcing” or “crowd science” and is an important and innovative way for science to expand the workforce needed to manage large data sets. Contributions from a wider population into scientific knowledge production require arrangements to ensure quality. How is digital technologies used to enable volunteers with limited knowledge about theory and method to contribute to science? How is scientific rigour and data quality achieved? In this project more seldom investigated aspects of citizen science will also be explored: the expanded role voluntary contributors might play as their relationship to science is mediated through digital technologies and the development of own epistemic practices among engaged amateurs.
The project started late summer 2014 with funding from the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg foundation (”

For a strong intention to work with an open collaboration together with many different institutions and standardise data and tools around something as important as language! Not sure if it is Open Science though!
From their website:
”CLARIN (Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure) är ett ESFRI-initiativ som syftar till att göra språkbaserade material tillgängliga som primära forskningsdata för humanistisk och samhällsvetenskaplig (HS) forskning med hjälp av de avancerade text- och talbearbetningsverktyg och språkresurser som har utvecklats under många år inom språkteknologisk forskning. Man drar även fördel av den ökande mängd text- och talmaterial – inklusive historiska material – som finns tillgängligt digitalt, vilket möjliggör ett utnyttjande av mycket större mängder text- och taldata i HS-forskning än tidigare. Tanken är att detta språkteknologibaserade e-HS-paradigm ska komma att leda till helt nya former av forskning såväl som till nya sätt att ta sig an gamla forskningsfrågor.” –

For his great work on exploration and analysis of the Swedish Government Official Reports which were made Open Data by the National Library. Christoffer Kullenberg has not only shown how one can analyse and come to new understandings with help from open data. He has also shown how one can work more openly with open data! Not sure if it is actually Open Science but can certainly lead to it!

This initiative has two openness aspects involved. 1. It invites civil society to participate in the research process and 2. the research data gathered will be open data for others to experiment with (ODBL).

Fredrik Brounéus, project manager at VA,, 072-556 34 48

More about the project:

Anslagstavlan 2016

The coordinating organization is VA (an independent Swedish non-profit membership organisation that works to promote dialogue and openness between researchers and the public.)

Researcher in cognitive neuroscience. Interested in science & medicine, open science, and public policy