The S.O.S. Antwerp team, with INEQKILL members Isabelle Devos, Sven Vrielinck and Sarah Heynssens, was awarded the Annual Prize for Science Communication by the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium on November 14th for its creative and accessible way of communicating about science to the public.
The S.O.S. Antwerp citizen science project provides a lot of the data used in the INEQKILL-project. The project developed a large database on causes of death for the population of Antwerp from 1820 to 1946. It employed citizen scientist who helped not only with the data collection but also with quality control, communication, and analysis of the data. Citizens were encouraged to engage in historical research themselves, giving them real insight into the process of scholarship.
Read more about the prize on https://kvab.be/nl/prijzen/jaarprijzen-wetenschapscommunicatie
Get to know the project on www.sosantwerpen.be