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About Reality Checks

Information on opportunities and challenges for each step.

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The breadth of opportunities for citizen science can inspire new projects, but it is important to also be prepared for challenges. Start with a balanced view of both: check out these ideas brainstormed by participants at the 2007 Citizen Science Toolkit Conference.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts on opportunities and challenges when our Discussion Forum comes online!


   Choose a question 

   Form a team

   Refine protocols

   Recruit participants  

   Train participants

   Accept data

   Analyze data

   Disseminate results

   Measure effects


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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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