OSDG is a citizen science initiative that aims to bring together the knowledge and expertise of people from around the world to better understand the nature of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Who are we? OSDG is a partnership between PPMI, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) SDG AI Lab, and a growing community of researchers led by Dr. Nuria Bautista Puig. We have developed an open-source tool, available at https://www.osdg.ai, for classifying text and publications into the different SDGs, that any user can use. We also want to expand the reach of the OSDG tool and services beyond the English-speaking world. The philosophy of the project is based on an open community, and its solutions are open source.
How does it work? Through the community platform, you can help us to improve the OSDG tool and provide your vision of what is really a contribution to the goals. Tagging text will be the first phase, but other tasks will be included throughout the journey. Your contribution would be fundamental.
Join the community!
A unique feature of the SciStarter-OSDG collaboration is that, thanks to the tagging efforts of citizen scientists, you can now search projects on the SciStarter project finder by global goal. Want to address SDG 3, Good Health and Wellbeing? There are citizen science projects for that!
Just over 5 months ago, the OSDG Community platform set out on a truly ambitious venture: to bring together citizen scientists from all around the world to create a large, accurate source of textual information on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Fast forward to today, and over 1 700 sustainable development enthusiasts from two thirds of the world have already contributed to a user-friendly text labeling exercise.
More than 100 thousand text snippets later, the OSDG team has reached its first milestone and made part of the project data publicly available by sharing its very first Community Dataset (OSDG-CD). https://github.com/osdg-ai/osdg-data
From now on, any researcher can access labeled and validated text excerpts and use them to generate insights through research papers, machine learning models, blog posts, you name it – all thanks to the amazing work of citizen scientists.
The OSDG Community platform project is gathering speed and is still recruiting participants who are passionate about sustainability. Join the global movement and help to create a knowledge base to support the SDGs! https://www.osdg.ai/community