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Citizen and Community Science

A compilation of citizen science and community science resources; these community projects enable people from all walks of life to participate in and advance scientific research.

Citizen and Community Science
Opportunities and Resources

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  • SciStarter logo with tagline Science we can do science together
    is an online citizen science hub with a database of more than 3,000 projects, searchable by location and topic
    SciStarter for educators
  • Association for Advancing Participatory Sciences (AAPS)
    Participatory sciences include community science, citizen science, community-based monitoring, volunteer research, and more — research and monitoring efforts that depend on knowledge, insights, or observations from members of the public. (formerly the Citizen Science Association)
    provides tools for the entire research process including: creating new projects, managing project members, building custom data sheets, analyzing collected data, and gathering participant feedback:
    provides a catalog of federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist federal practitioners with designing and maintaining their projects, and a gateway to a community of hundreds of citizen science practitioners
  • ASTC Community Science Initiative
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