Joint Research Centre
Digital Earth Lab

Fulfilling a commitment made in the 2013 Open Government National Action Plan, the U.S. government released the first-ever Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit to help Federal agencies design, carry out, and manage citizen science and crowdsourcing projects. The toolkit, which was developed by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in partnership with the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science and the Open Opportunities Program of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), reflects the input of more than 125 Federal employees from over 25 agencies on ideas, case studies, best management practices, and other lessons to facilitate the successful use of citizen science and crowdsourcing in a Federal context.

We initiated discussions about the concept of Citizen Science Platforms and approaches to provide Citizen Science data, mothods and tools for re-use.

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