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Design Considerations

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Below are categories of overarching ideas that can inform the process of designing and re-designing initiatives for public participation in scientific research:

Ethical considerations

Partnerships between local and scientific knowledge

Framework for effective project design


Many of these insights have been shared by colleagues via an online discussion forum. Visit the forum to dig deeper, see who is making these comments and connect with them directly, and/or to add your own thoughts and ideas to this community resource.

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Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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