CitSci.org: a Collaboration with Citizen Science Central at Cornell University
CitSci.org was developed through the Natural Resources Ecology Lab (NREL) at Colorado State University as an initiative to promote citizen involvement in scientific research. Initial funding came from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant OCI-0636213.
From the CitSci.org website:
“We [at CitSci.org] are partnering with Citizen Science Central to connect our volunteer coordinators with resources to help guide them in starting citizen science programs. We also collaborate with the citizen science data management working group of the DataONE program to facilitate data sharing and stewardship.
At CitSci.org, you create your own projects where trained volunteers and scientists together answer local, regional, and global questions, inform natural resource decisions, advance scientific understanding, and improve environmental education. We provide tools to empower you and your participants to ask questions, select methods, submit data, analyze data, and share results. Our tools support the full spectrum of citizen science program needs – from creating projects to getting feedback from volunteers for program evaluation.”
Ocean Sanctuaries’ Sevengill Shark Project at CSA
Note: Ocean Sanctuaries’ Sevengill Shark Project at CSA uses the same data as in our ‘Wildbook’ Sevengill Shark ID Project [minus the photographs], but the pattern recognition algorithm is not used at CSA.