Brief description

With the coordinated effort of a team of project partners involving world leading Large Research Infrastructures and research institutions in the fields of frontier Physics, Citizen Science, Science Education, Social Innovation, Policy and Economic Competitiveness, REINFORCE will engage more than 100,000 citizens in the research done in Large Research Infrastructures through a participatory design methodology that will take into account the special characteristics of different target groups.

The project will create a series of cutting-edge citizen science projects on frontier Physics research, with citizen scientists making a genuine and valued contribution to managing the data avalanche. The domains that will be developed by the demonstrators are the following:

  • Gravitational Wave Astronomy, with citizens participating in the analysis of signals of environmental origin simulating cosmic “ripples in spacetime” coming from black hole or neutron star mergers, concurrently participating to the eventual discovery of genuine events of cosmological origin.
  • Neutrino Astronomy, with citizens contributing in the analysis of available biological and environmental data, helping the optimization of the detection strategies for cosmic neutrinos while in parallel participating to a study of “life in the deep”; never been monitored before at so great depths and for such long time-scales.
  • High Energy Physics, with citizens having the opportunity to actively contribute in the search for new particles at the LHC using Open Data and going beyond visual classification to sonification and/or machine learning methods.
  • Cosmic Ray Physics with citizens having the opportunity to help explore the connections across the fields of cosmic ray physics, geology, volcanology and archaeology through the use of data and simple experimental devices used as a radiographic exploratory and monitoring tools.

Goals

Duration:
Dec 2019 to Nov 2022
Type:
Research Data Infrastructures

Our role

Trust-IT leads two tasks within the Work Package 10 “Raising Awareness & Sustainability” led overall by the Lisbon Council.

In M4, Trust-IT delivered the Plan for the Communication and Dissemination of Results which consists in a map of the dissemination activities, including channels and means of dissemination, strategies, and activities aimed at matching over time supply and demand side of the dissemination activity.
Trust-IT is also responsable of all the Marketing and Communications activities, meaning it is working to design the branding of the initiative, and create communication targeted collaterals, including brochures, press releases, videos & video interviews with end-users. Among its main activities, Trust-IT is in charge of social media daily management (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook), weekly news update on the website, building synergies with relevant stakeholders and organizing webinars in order to engage citizens and researchers.


Acknowledgements

The REINFORCE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 project call H2020-SwafS-2018-2020 funded project Grant Agreement no. 872859