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Inspirational texts and handy tools for citizen science.


      Citizen science - General

Darlene Cavalier & Eric Kennedy, The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science. (Consortium for Science, Policy, & Outcomes, 2016)

Darlene Cavalier, Catherine Hoffman & Caren Cooper, The Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You Can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference. (Timber Press, 2020)

Caren Cooper, Citizen Science. How Ordinary People are Changing the Face of Discovery. (Harry N. Abrams, 2016)

Liesbeth Gijsel, Tine Huyse & Ine Van Hoyweghen, Citizen science - hoe burgers de wetenschap uitdagen. (Pelckmans, 2019)

Susanne Hecker, Muki Haklay, Anne Bowser, Zen Makuch, Johannes Vogel & Aletta Bonn, Citizen Science. Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy. (University College London, 2018)

Alan Irwin, Citizen Science: A Study of People, Expertise and Sustainable Development. (Routledge, 1995)

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Learning Through Citizen Science: Enhancing Opportunities by Design, (The National Academies Press, 2018)

Lisa Pettibone, Katrin Vohland e.a., Citizen science for all. A guide for citizen science practicioners. (Bürger schaffen Wissen, 2016)

Michael Pocock, Daniel Chapman, Lucy Sheppard & Helen Roy, Choosing and Using Citizen Science. (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 2014)

Fermín Serrano Sanz, Teresa Holocher-Ertl e.a., White Paper on Citizen Science (Europese Commissie, 2015)

Violet Soen & Tine Huyse, Citizen Science in Flanders: can we count on you? Young Academy Position Papers (Jonge Academie, 2016)

John Tweddle, Lucy Robinson, Michael Pocock & Helen Roy, Guide to Citizen Science. Developing, implementing and evaluating citizen science to study biodiversity and the environment in the UK. (UK-EOF, 2012)



Joe Cox, Eun Young Oh, Brooke Simmons e.a., Doing good online: the changing relationships between motivations, activity and retention among online volunteers. (Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2017) 

Emma Durham, Helen Baker, Matt Smith, Elizabeth Moore & Vicky Morgan, The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook. (BiodivERsA, 2014)

Wessel Ganzevoort, & Riyan Van den Born, Citizen scientists: Een onderzoek naar de motivaties en visies op data delen van vrijwillige natuurwaarnemers. (Radboud Universiteit, 2016)

Hilary Geoghegan e.a., Understanding motivations for citizen science. (UK Environmental Observation Framework, 2016)

Carina Veeckman, Sarah Talboom, Liesbeth Gijsel, Hilde Devoghel & Annelies Duerinckx, Communication in citizen science. (Scivil, 2019)



Tina Phillips, Norman Porticella, Mark Constas, Rick Bonney, A Framework for Articulating and Measuring Individual Learning Outcomes from Participation in Citizen Science (in: Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 2018)

Tina Philips, Marion Ferguson e.a., User's Guide for Evaluating Learning Outcomes From Citizen Science (Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2014)



Gabriele Gadermaier, Daniel Dörler e.a., Peer-reviewed publishing of results from citizen science projects. (in: JCOM - Journal of Science Communication, September 2018)

Online courses and tools

ENoLL, the European Network of Living Labs made this collection of online tools and platforms (google spreadsheat) for meetings and collaborations. European platform for knowledge sharing about citizen science.

RRI Tools: European platform for knowledge sharing about Responsible Research and Innovation.

Introduction to Citizen Science & Scientific Crowdsourcing: Online course on citizen scence by Muki Haklay and the 'Extreme Citizen Science'-team at University College London.

University of Reading, Citizen Science, an introduction: Online course on four aspects of citizen science; biological and environmental projects, the participant's motivation, ICT in citizen science and the evaluation process.

COST Action Workshop presenations, Citizen Science and Education: Recordings of 18 presentations during the COST Action Workshop on Citizen Science in Education.

University of Dundee & WeObserve, Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference. During this free MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) you will interact with teachers. Because of this, the MOOC will periodically be unavailable.

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