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


A biotech makerspace located in a rural community.

ECSA Conference #2020

Encounters in Citizen Science The European conference for citizen and participatory science 2020 in Trieste, Italy.

Purple Air

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


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

Data Lanterns

illuminating local water quality through data performances for collective action

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