So are we thinking that the fellows would be from the labs themselves, embedded from another lab, or recruited from our respective communities? Who do we see as ideal candidates for fellows?
... And I've been giving this more thought. One consideration is that in the U.S., we do have a few of the oldest biohacking spaces globally: Genspace, Biocurious, and Counter Culture (CCL), so that we could create a narrative about the rationale for partnering with US labs. This would allow for deep dive into the different programs that have grown as a result of maturing spaces, creating a more global stage for citizen science. While we have a wide reach of members and projects and CCL, I'm still unsure if we could be a direct partner being that it is EU-funded. If that were a viable option, we could potentially run the fellowship program. Again, I defer to @anique.yael while she is gathering more info.
Lastly, the one aspect I think that we have not mentioned here is the use and push for open science as a means for more fluid knowledge sharing. Citizen science is effectively crippled in the absence of open knowledge, which has the power to permeate different socio/geo/politico strata. This could be most relevant to the toolkit idea.
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