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Citizen science is the practice where regular people can get involved in the scientific process, usually through improved access to cheaper hardware, like sensors, cameras, and computers, and through methods like open innovation and crowdsourcing.

See this helpful introduction to Open Science for more information.

Vox: Citizen science is booming during the pandemic From backyard astronomy to birding, amateurs have been busy collecting data — and making real discoveries.

See also our category on sensors.

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Network for Clean Air

We've been organising a programme of citizen science to measure air pollution since 2013

Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools

We propose an effort to develop a “Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools”. This will be delivered by an informal group of like-minded organizations coming together around a common purpose.

Citizen Science (book)

If you are a professional researcher who wants to learn more about how to get started with designing your citizen science project, this is a good place to start


We train youth to produce high quality data about community assets that everyone can use to improve the human condition.


Pakistan Air Quality Initiative (PAQI پاکی) provides community-driven air quality data to increase social awareness.

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