Ten Principles of Citizen Science

Robinson, Lucy,.D.; Cawthray-Syms, Jade, L; West, Sarah, E; Bonn, Aletta and Ansine, Janice (2018). Ten Principles of Citizen Science. In: Hecker, Susanne; Haklay, Muki; Bowser, Anne; Mukuch, Zen; Vogel, Johannes and Bonn, Aletta eds. Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy. UCL Press, pp. 27–40.

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In 2015 the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) working group on ‘Sharing best practice and building capacity for citizen science’ developed a document outlining Ten Principles of Citizen Science. This chapter introduces the Ten Principles and their development. It gives examples of good practice and explores how the Principles may challenge current working practices to drive excellence in citizen science, maximising the benefits for science, citizen scientists and wider society. Finally, the chapter considers the policy and innovation potential of the Ten Principles in a rapidly expanding and diversifying field.

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