CSEOL Citizen Science Development Toolkit

How can you best develop a data collection project, ensure that high quality data is collected and achieve maximum impact? The AfriAlliance Handbook on Data Collection focusses on the development sector and the collection of data, mainly by people, and covers the main elements to consider when designing and implementing a data collection project. Where applicable, it will also point you to more detailed resources.
It's free and versatile. Anyone and any organization can create a project. Collect bird surveys, pick up beach trash, monitor water quality, or track trees - it's up to you!
The Making Sense Toolkit. This resource will teach you how to scope your questions, identify and nurture relevant communities, and plan an effective campaign. It will then help you gather data and evidence, interpret your findings, build awareness and achieve tangible outcomes. Finally, it will show you how to reflect on these outcomes, and offers suggestions on how you can leave a lasting legacy
CitSci.org provides tools and resources to support research projects
A free resource of over 60 principles and strategies to enhance meaningful stakeholder involvement in decision-making.
The Citizen Science Central Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide for project design
Citizen Science (Co-creation) - The Design Thinking toolkit contains guidelines, context and background information to implement the process of design thinking
A collection of guidelines and scientific publications on citizen science and DIY science
What is the value for projects and for research funding policies?
With Epicollect you can collect individualised geotag information together with pictures via smartphones (Android and iPhone) and present it on a project website which has been created specifically for this purpose
This guide aims to support people already involved in citizen science, and those new to it. It is based on detailed information gathered and analysed as part of the UK-EOF funded project “Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring”. It will help you to design and implement a citizen science project relating to biodiversity or the environment.
The Leave No Trace Center has developed this toolkit as a guide to implementing Leave No Trace citizen science programming in diverse natural areas
A web portal and application for mobile devices which host information about living beings observed in nature including photo sharing and location
To create a non-profit business canvas