2024 CAPS Keynote

AAPS's annual citizen science conference logo Conference for Advancing Participatory Sciences

Opening Keynote:

CARE and the use of Indigenous Knowledge in Open Science

Our annual Conference for Advancing the Participatory Sciences (CAPS) hosts a rich and vibrant exchange of ideas. This year we are honored to be joined by Professor Maui Hudson

Maui Hudson (Whakatōhea) is an Associate Professor and Director of Te Kotahi Research Institute at the University of Waikato. He co-authored the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance and is a founding member of the Māori Data Sovereignty Network and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance.

Prof. Hudson will present June 3rd’s opening keynote, launching a conversation about work in this field at the intersection between big data and local knowledge. Please join us on Monday, June 3 at 12:30 pm EDT (UTC -4). Ideas to Action session will immediately follow.

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Maui Hudson

Director, Te Kotahi Research Institute

University of Waikato

As Indigenous communities encounter more opportunities for collaboration, co-creation, co-design, and/or co-production with researchers it brings Indigenous knowledge and the sciences into greater contact with each other. A key challenge in these collaborations is to ensure communities do not feel like their data/knowledge(s) are being misused or misappropriated.

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Maui Hudson’s research interests include engaging indigenous communities in equitable access to scientific research, and Maori genomics, innovation, and ethics.

Hudson coauthored the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in open data and open science, and these principles will form the basis for his keynote address at CAPS 2024: “CARE and the use of Indigenous Knowledge in Open Science.” Key questions include ways to ensure indigenous communities do not feel their data and knowledge is being misused, as well as how to equitably share access to and control over data gathered from participatory science projects.

The principles Hudson has developed are crucial for practitioners interfacing with indigenous or minority communities, but also hold real relevance for the broader universe of participatory science projects. The data gathered has real value, not only to science but to communities, and a key facet of fostering healthy relationships with participants and the communities is establishing a trusted, robust system for sharing data.