This glossary contains technical terms from A to Z that you will encounter on the “engage!” game cards and that may be difficult to understand. If we have missed any terms that you would like to see included, contact us. We are always eager to expand and improve this website.
Active public participation in scientific projects. Usually used for data monitoring and data collection. Examples are VGI (Volunteered Geographic information) or biodiversity studies.
Interactive creation of value. Composed of the words ‘crowd’ and ‘outsourcing’. Tasks that were executed in-house get outsourced to a crowd of many people.
In general involving a community, for example in planning and decision making, though there is no generally clear definition.
An incident when non-public data is involuntarily made public without authorization.
Count and characteristics of certain groups of people either defined by their locality, age, interests, etc.
A form of collaboration between the researchers and the community, that takes the desires and problems of said community into account and ideally complies to them.
Utilization of scientific research to solve practical community related problems. See also ‘Enaged Research’
Any location, where an event takes place. The event venue should be appropriately adjusted to the event.
A gathering of potential clients where a product gets discussed to obtain user requirements and feedback. A form of market research or problem-solving.
A lapse is the termination of a privilege, like funding, due to the failure to comply with prior agreements.
Iterative design cycle
The repetitive process of designing and producing something, that gets tested (by users), analysed and adjusted / redesigned, starting the cycle anew.
A measurement that is used to keep track of the performance of the project, for example if the project manages to stay in the time and budget frame that was established beforehand and how well resources are being used.
Movement to make science, scientific research and data easily accessible for a broader public. See also “Citizen Science”.
A form of open sciece that focuses on on humanities e.g. art, History, Linguistics, etc.
Outreach project / event
A project / event, which enables the community to influence and be influenced by it.
Abbreviation for Principle Investigator, which is the leader of a project
Part of the initial planning phase for a project, when a project plan is created that identifies the key elements like responsibilities, goals, deliverables and so on.
The guiding beliefs, ideas and attitudes the project is led by.
Organisational structures of a project, as well as the needed processes, tools and techniques.
The project leader who is responsible for planning the project and organizing the contributors working on the project.
A series of stages the project goes through to reach its goal and how those stages are organized.
Interdisciplinary field that uses multimedia tools to share humanistic knowledge between groups of people.
Describes the many ways higher education and research interact with the public to create mutual benefit.
A type of malware that prevents the normal use of a computer system or blocks the access to files until a certain amount of money is paid.
A small group of people publicly discussing their research.
The highest level mangament / executives, who still actively participate in planning and other daily processes.
A game that isn’t just leisurely played but used to improve or even build certain skills. Their main purpose isn’t just entertainment but teaching or training skills or knowledge.
Considering environmental and social criteria for investment decisions to achieve a long lasting benefit for the project and the community.
The leader of technological development activities, who is in charge of the people working in that field as well as the corresponding processes.
See “Senior Management”