Registry of online tools for Citizen Science

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In recent years, European (and international) biodiversity research and citizen science community have produced various applications for collecting, storing, managing, analysing and sharing of biodiversity data. These applications are usually available online as a part of webpages, portals and mobile applications, often funded by EU projects or national project funding instruments.
This repository contains more than 40 online tools and apps supporting citizen scientists initiatives and volunteer scientists in their study of nature. Some of these tools can help for identification or monitoring, others - to share and analyze available data, or to create and manage a new project.


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The system used to investigate toxic gas pollution. A portable device (SensorBox) can measure the presence of some toxic gasses with a few low cost sensors. Then, an Android smartphone can show the measurements in real time thanks to a dedicated app (AirProbe). The system is being tested at the moment but soon both the SensorBox and AirProbe will be available for volunteers.
Open Source:
yes
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An application running on Android that is linked directly to the databases of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The mobile application enables recovery of data already available in the GBIF for a geographical area delimited by the user. It displays the species that have been spotted in the area, the observations made, and further data from Wikipedia.
Mobile app:
Yes
Open Source:
yes
Scale:
World
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A tool to register data on migration movements and distributions of birds throughout Britain and Ireland. It provides facilities for observers to store and manage their own personal records as well as using these to support species conservation.
Mobile app:
Yes
Scale:
UK, Europe

CSC offers practitioners a variety of resources to assist with program planning, initiation, development, and evaluation. Toolkit resources are arranged in a step-by-step framework, and supported by a section featuring real-world case studies and citizen science projects.
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Tools and resources to help user to customize scientific procedure: create a new projects, manage project members, build custom data sheets, analyze collected data, gather participant feedback.
Mobile app:
Yes
Scale:
USA
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Crowdmap is a simple map-making tool, built on an open API, that allows you and the world to collaboratively map your world. Features: - team-based, collaborative mapping - integrate with your apps a high-performance, out-of-the-box API that lets you plug Crowdmap into your existing apps. - moderate content submitted by the crowd - sandboxed maps and private posts.
Mobile app:
yes
Open Source:
yes
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The smartphone users can use CyberTracker to capture observations (GPS field data collection) on a daily basis. Customizable interface, user can create own application. Possibility to create field guide,export data, also in DwC. Visualization with maps.
Mobile app:
Yes
Open Source:
Yes
Scale:
World
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A real-time, online checklist program. eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.
Mobile app:
Yes
Open Source:
yes
Scale:
USA, World
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Users can submit their observations, photos, and information in a personal data centre and analyse everything together. Users can set up own nature observation sites, or add observations to sites that others have set up.
Open Source:
yes
Scale:
Germany, Austria, World
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A web platform designed for scientific gaming and social computation. Its task is to help researchers in the realization of web-experiments by accomplishing those necessary and tedious tasks involving the management of social resources (User registration, validation, selection and pairing).
Open Source:
yes
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