Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

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The Queensland Science Network is an unincorporated collaboration between more than 20 not-for-profit societies based in Queensland, Australia. They are groups who collect or disseminate knowledge about the natural resources and environment of the State as a core activity. The Network (QSN) was born in Brisbane in October 2016. The Network is hosted by The Royal Society of Queensland, the State’s oldest learned academy.

QSN mission

The Queensland Science Network aims to:

  • promote the value of, and encourage involvement in, science;
  • foster collaboration in research, public events and other activities;
  • publicise seminars, field excursions and other events of member groups;
  • host an archive of publications, teaching materials and other resources in an accessible “science library”; and
  • develop policy and advocate on issues of common concern.

‘Science’ is the application of scientific method to observations and data. The Network is not a professional institute and there is no suggestion that participation is limited to tertiary qualified scientists. ‘Citizen science’ is a distinctive form of scientific activity.

The Network is strictly non-partisan and independent of political factions. Although it may advocate for protection of environmental assets on the basis of scientific evidence, it is not an activist campaigner.

The domain www.scienceqld.org is a registered address of the Society and is being developed as a portal into non-government, non-university scientific knowledge. For access to government science, refer to the Queensland Government’s science sites.

The logo was designed by Graphic Springs in 2017.

Applying to become a member group

We welcome groups involved in all branches of science. To join, your society needs to be:

  • actively engaged in scientific investigation or natural history;
  • based in, or active in, Queensland;
  • independent of partisan factions;
  • not-for-profit.

To enquire about the Queensland Science Network, please contact the Society’s Secretary via rsocqld@gmail.com. You can also get in touch via our Facebook page.

Copyright in materials on this site

By Australian law and international policy, copyright in a created work is initially held by the author/creator, automatically upon its creation. No registration is required (unlike patents). The copyright symbol © is often added as a reminder, but copyright does not depend upon attachment of the symbol. The author/creator may subsequently assign rights to others. For most materials on this site, copyright is shared between the author and the member group that initially published the item.

The term ‘public domain’, often heard in discussions about copyright, is ambiguous and does not negate copyright. Sometimes the term simply means that a work is available for the public to view – as distinct from confidential to the author or secret to their organisation. Sometimes the term means that anyone can use a work free of charge or permission – such as for the text of the King James Bible.

The Creative Commons regime has been established to allow created works to be publicly shared while still allowing the author/creator to be recognised as the creator of the work. There are various categories, reflecting the extent to which the copyright-holder agrees to allow re-use.

Copyright in materials on this website varies according to the wishes of the copyright holder or holders. We aim to make as much as possible freely available so long as the author and first publisher are acknowledged, but it is necessary to check the work to be sure.


Forthcoming Events
Nov
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10:00 am Floressence 2019 – An exhibition... @ Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art
Floressence 2019 – An exhibition... @ Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm
An exhibition of contemporary botanical art. A video of the 2016 Floressence exhibition is available on Youtube via this link.
Dec
5
Thu
all-day 2nd Australian Native Bee Confer... @ St Leo’s College, University of Queensland,
2nd Australian Native Bee Confer... @ St Leo’s College, University of Queensland,
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Integrating beekeeping, crop pollination, hive products and research Beekeepers, farmers, industry leaders, educators and researchers are invited to share knowledge at the second Australian Native Bee Conference. We will discuss issues required to increase understanding[...]
Mar
25
Wed
all-day World Science Festival – Brisban...
World Science Festival – Brisban...
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day
The World Science Festival is again coming to Brisbane in March 2020. Street Science is very popular component of the World Science Festival and is visited by over 95,000 people. In 2019 the Royal Society[...]
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