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Citizen Science: Home

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

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.

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