Selected Citizen Science Toolkits

Here we have compiled a list of comprehensive toolkits that cover all or most of the phases outlined in this CSDK, which have been created by other organisations active in the field of Citizen Science.

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
The Citizen Science Central Toolkit provides a step-by-step guide for project design
A collection of guidelines and scientific publications on citizen science and DIY science
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.
Toolkit to help in the design, delivery and ongoing running of citizen science projects
Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit is a treasure trove for materials related to Citizen Science
A series of online tools which can be used mostly free of charge for the creation of Citizen Science projects, surveys and data visualisations.