Fellow Detail

Photo of Bastian Greshake Tzovaras
Name Bastian Greshake Tzovaras
Affiliation The Alan Turing Institute
Research area code (C9) Others in Biological Sciences
Fellowship Inauguration Year 2022
Institutional Website https://peer-produced.science/
Website https://tzovar.as
ORCID 0000-0002-9925-9623
GitHub gedankenstuecke/
Twitter gedankenstuecke

open science, citizen science, science & technology studies, bioinformatics

Short Biography

My main research interest is bringing the principles of open science and online collaboration to citizen science – enabling grassroots innovation that is lead by communities.

I am currently a senior researcher within the "Tools, Practices & Systems" programme at The Alan Turing Institute in London. Before that, I was a research fellow at Université Paris Cité/Inserm, where I started the Peer-Produced Research Lab. With an interdisciplinary team that covers social sciences, human-computer interaction, and software engineering backgrounds we are exploring how the creation of digital infrastructure and software can support communities in doing their own citizen science projects. Beyond a pure academic interest in how communities engage in knowledge production, we are particularly focusing on supporting community driven citizen science projects.

In addition to this academic work I also act as the Director of Research for the Open Humans Foundation – a US-based non-profit that provides digital infrastructure that enables individuals to collect, aggregate and explore their personal data and mechanisms to share the data for research – and started openSNP, one of the largest open data repositories for personal genomics data.

Previous events

Title Start date End date
Additional citizen science user testing: AutSPACEs Wednesday, 01 November 2023 Saturday, 30 March 2024
Collaborations Workshop Tuesday, 02 May 2023 Thursday, 04 May 2023

Blog Posts

Blog Publish date
Software co-design at the Citizen Science 4 Health conference Tuesday, 27 February 2024
User testing a citizen science platform Thursday, 15 February 2024