Exciting news! The EUTOPIA Citizen Science Starter Kit version 2.0 was just issued.
The Starter Kit addresses to researchers who are (relatively) new to citizen science, curious to learn more, as well as to those who plan to start a citizen science project, and looking for practical guidance.
You can access and donwload the Kit here.
With this new version, the authors haveupdated and improvedthe first 3 modules, which together can be considered as a how-to guide for beginners, a foundation course.
The Starter Kit offers background information on Citizen Science, helps you to determine whether citizen science is the right approach for your research question, and introduces crucial design factors for a successful citizen science project.
Each module contains case studies, tips for further reading and links to online materials and courses.
Completely new is the 4th Module, a hands-on tool designed for everyone involved in Citizen Science (not just beginners), inviting them to get to work!
More specifically, the Starter Kit guides you through each phase of a Citizen Science project, from the initial idea to sustaining the project, its results and its impact.