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U.S. Government Information: Citizen Science

Guide to information resources by and about the federal government.


"Citizen science" is a term often used to describe research conducted by members of the general public, usually as part of a collaborative project with scientists or professionals in a field of study. These projects give volunteers the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the scientific process, engage with others interested in the work, and make research more widely available to the public.

The project sites below are just a few of the many available; a general internet search for "citizen science" will find many more results. Those below were selected primarily because of their relevance to federal government information, but also because they offer opportunities that you can do online.

Project Opportunities