Ten principles of citizen science

Lucy Danielle Robinson, Jade Lauren Cawthray, Sarah Elizabeth West, Aletta Bonn, Janice Ansine

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• The Ten Principles of Citizen Science were developed by an international
community of citizen science practitioners and researchers to
set out their shared view of the characteristics that underpin high quality
citizen science. They are currently available in 26 languages.

• The Ten Principles provide a framework against which to assess
new and existing citizen science initiatives with the aim of fostering
excellence in all aspects of citizen science.

• At a time when citizen science is rapidly expanding but not yet
mainstreamed within traditional research or policy processes, the
Ten Principles provide governments, decision-makers, researchers
and project leaders with a common set of core principles to consider
when funding, developing or assessing citizen science projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCitizen Science
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation in Open Science, Society and Policy
EditorsSusanne Hecker, Muki Haklay, Anne Bowser, Zen Makuch, Johannes Vogel, Aletta Bonn
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherUCL Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78735-236-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-78735-235-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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