The following users will be able to take advantage of the MICS platform:
Civic educators and scientists as project managers or project leaders: Project managers and project leaders dealing with citizen science projects can use the MICS tools to assess the impact of their project and to compare it with other projects. If their project is above average, they can then publicise it and raise awareness about it. The platform will also provide them with a framework to describe their project in a detailed and standardised way.
Public authorities and decision-makers (including policymakers): This is a broad group comprising local and regional authorities, and public administrations at the national and international level, such as: the European Commission; entities responsible for the development of monitoring programmes; entities responsible for reporting and policy. They might be curious to know the impact of projects they funded, and they will learn something about maximising the impact of future investments in citizen science. They might also require project proposers to assess the potential impact of a project using the MICS platform.
Researchers and scientists: The research community, particularly researchers working in the field of citizen science, might become interested in the MICS platform’s development, results and innovation, and will find unforeseen uses of the platform, for example in the context of data quality assessment, knowledge representation and standardisation, or as an element of future projects.
Citizens’ networks: Citizen-science networks, such as ECSA, ACSA, CSA or EU-Citizen.Science can use the MICS tools to evaluate citizen-science activities, to study participation patterns, and to produce statistical analysis.
Citizens: Citizens might be able to find projects that fit their interests/values/skills and connect to them.