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Citizen Science: Home

This guide introduces citizen science, public participation and collaboration in scientific research.

Guide Overview

This guide is complimentary to the virtual workshop hosted by Rutgers New Brunswick Libraries with instructors Judit Ward and Jennifer Coffman on October 29, 2020 at 3pm. Register and get more information here. 

What Is Citizen Science?

  • Citizen science is public participation and collaboration in scientific research.
  • It can be done by all age groups and education levels.
  • Most citizen science projects require no background knowledge prior to participation. However, some projects often involving coding, data analysis, data management do require varying levels of experience in a scientific discipline.

Featured Resources

Citizen Science in the News

Citizen Science

citizen science graphic: share, research, community, learn

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