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Citizen Science

Cornell University describes citizen science as a form of organized research as one in which members of the public engage in the process of scientific investigations which means asking questions, collecting data and thereafter interpreting results. It involves 5 steps (https://www.citizenscience.gov/toolkit/howto/#) which are as follows:-

1. Scope your problem
2. Design a Project
3. Build a Community
4. Manage Your data
5. Sustain and Improve

Citizen science is aimed at fostering collaborative intelligence and co-creation to facilitate both scientific and community-based solutions. In fact a new global citizen science secretariat was launched at the Science-Policy-Business Forum of the UN-Environment in December 2017. The formation of this network of network is also aimed at tracking the contributions of citizen science towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

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