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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.

"Neal Lane, PhD, while serving as director of the National Science Foundation, used the term “civic scientist” in a 1996 lecture before an international assembly at the National Academy of Sciences. He said, “In the past several months, I have spoken to many groups of my colleague scientists here in America about a new, additional role that, I believe, scientists must play in society. I termed this role the ‘civic scientist’ — civic meaning concerning or affecting the community or the people. In this new capacity, scientists step beyond their campuses, laboratories, ministries, and institutes and into the center of their communities to engage in active dialogue with their fellow citizens.” -- Research!America

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AfricaOSH

The African affiliate of the global Open Science Hardware community, plus its global summit

Gathering for Open Science Hardware (GOSH)

"...Open source hardware gives people the freedom to control their technology while sharing knowledge and encouraging commerce through the open exchange of designs."

ShakeNet and Raspberry Shakes

Online community tracking earthquakes with Raspberry Shakes: Professional grade seismograph and infrasound monitors that anyone can use to record and visualize both natural and human activity.

Network for Clean Air

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

Mboalab

Mboalab

Cameroon (Cameroon, Cameroun)

A biotech makerspace located in a rural community.

Data Lanterns

Data Lanterns

MIT Media Lab

illuminating local water quality through data performances for collective action

AuroraSaurus

AuroraSaurus

New Mexico

First real-time map of auroral visibility based on user contributions and crowd sourcing.

Zooniverse

Zooniverse gives people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to participate in real research with over 50 active online citizen science projects.

Purple Air

Purple Air

110 West 13800 South, Draper, UT 84020, USA

A low cost air quality sensor network providing real time measurement of air quality on a public map.

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.

SciStarter

SciStarter

Philadelphia

Real science we can do together. Join a #citizenscience project (we feature 2500+).

PakAirQuality

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

MAPSCorps

MAPSCorps

Chicago, IL

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

Citizen Science (book)

Citizen Science (book)

Gower Street, London, UK

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

Parli-N-Grams

Parli-N-Grams

Parliament Square, London, UK

Chart the frequency of words and phrases in UK Parliament debates

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