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About How-to's

Information on features that work for each step.

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How-to tips were brainstormed - as a starting point - at the June, 2007, Citizen Science Toolkit Conference.  Project diversity is kept in mind, but tips should be considered guideposts: neither comprehensive nor a guarantee. Ultimately, the best person to assess whether a feature works for your unique project is... you.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and How-to tip additions 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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