When and how to use Citizen Science: best practice guide

If you are setting up a project and want to involve citizen scientist volunteers, our guide takes you through the steps. It is also supported by the full project report. Both are available to download below.

The project was funded by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). More details in our news story

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Guide to Citizen Science

This is a guide to best practice in developing and running citizen science projects.

The UK Environmental Observation Framework funded the UK-EOF Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring project, during which the following two publications were produced in November 2012. The Natural History Museum and Centre for Ecology & Hydrology provided in-kind support to the project team. 

More details in our news story.

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Full references

Choosing and Using Citizen Science: a guide to when and how to use citizen science to monitor biodiversity and the environment
Pocock, M.J.O., Chapman, D.S., Sheppard, L.J. and Roy, H.E. 
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology.
ISBN: 978-1-906698-50-8, 2014, 28pp

A Strategic Framework to Support the Implementation of Citizen Science for Environmental Monitoring. Final Report to SEPA
Pocock, M.J.O., Chapman, D.S., Sheppard, L.J. and Roy, H.E. 
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. 2014, 65pp.

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