Understanding discussions of citizen science around Sustainable Development Goals in Twitter

David Roldán-Álvarez, Fernando Martínez-Martínez, Estefanía Martín and Pablo A. Haya,

in IEEE Access, 2021, 9, pp. 144106-144120 https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3122086


Citizen science (CS) involves volunteers who participate in scientific research by collecting data or by addressing the needs of the project they are involved in. In the last years, there has been an increasing interest in how CS can contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), that aim to reach a sustainable future. Research about data quality has taught us that through using an appropriate methodology, CS can foster scientific knowledge and promote specific actions to achieve accomplish goals. However, there is not much information about the SDGs that CS is more interested in. This paper presents a long-term study on how CS discuss about SDGs in Twitter, aiming to classify the discussion around the SDGs. The paper reports on a variety of topics such as open science, innovation and biodiversity, among others, but the results show that the most addressed topic in CS discussions in Twitter is about climate change, with corresponds to the SDG 13. Based on these findings, it is possible to affirm that climate change is a hot topic in CS in Twitter. However, there are also other SDGs that although underrepresented, are also discussed in CS.

Nuevo artículo: «El Análisis de Redes Organizacionales: concepto, metodología y aplicaciones»

Nos han publicado un artículo en la revista de Observatorio de Recursos Humanos donde resumimos cómo se puede aplicar el Análisis de Redes Sociales en el contexto organizacional.

Pablo A. Haya, Pablo García
Observatorio de Recursos Humanos, nº 131, febrero 2018, 60-70


Las relaciones profesionales informales, las que se superponen a las que imponen la estructura formal de una organización, son determinantes para que la colaboración, ya sea entre personas o entre equipos, sea efectiva, eficaz y eficiente. Las técnicas de Análisis de Redes Sociales (ARS) permiten dibujar el mapa de la red social de una organización, sus nodos, los enlaces que los unen y los influencers que las dinamizan. El principio aristotélico “el todo es más que la suma de las partes” adquiere, en este contexto, una dimensión real que, además, encuentra en el ARS su herramienta de prueba.



IIC’s Software as a Service (SaaS) system eAROS continuously measures the status of the collaboration network generated by Enterprise social software (IBM Connections, Yammer, Jive, Telligent…) used to spur collaboration and exchange of information in the company’s or organization’s intranet.

eAROS captures the interactions between users of collaborative applications (communities, blogs, wikis, message boards, profiles, file exchange, calendars or shared calendars, bookmarks, etc.), maps their relationships graph and measures it with social network analysis algorithms.