Guide to Citizen Science

UK Environmental Observation Framework, Natural History Museum and Biological Records Centre, 2012

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“Citizen science – the involvement of volunteers in science – isn’t new. Within the UK we have a long and rich tradition of scientific discovery by unpaid individuals and interest groups. Indeed our current understanding of UK wildlife and the wider environment is due in large part to the dedication and expertise of the naturalist community…

This guide aims to support people already involved in citizen science, and those new to it, within the UK. It is based on detailed information gathered and analysed as part of the UK-EOF funded project “Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring”, which semi-systematically reviewed 234 projects and included 30 case studies (Roy et al., 2012). It will help you to design and implement a citizen science project relating to biodiversity or the environment.

Please see this guide as a starting point that you can add to and adapt to meet your needs and above all, remember to have fun… enthusiasm is infectious!” – Extract taken from full report