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Special Collections

  • Special Collection

    Biomedical Citizen Science

    This special collection explores how citizen scientists facilitate biomedical discovery and the practical, social, legal, and ethical dimensions of their work. The broad goal of the collection is to increase awareness of citizen science engagement in the biomedical sciences and promote dialogue among its global stakeholders.

  • Special Collection

    Citizen Science in Higher Education

    This collection explores how citizen science is integrated in higher education for teaching, learning, professional development, and community building.

  • Special Collection

    Disaster, Infrastructure, and Participatory Knowledge

    This collection focuses on how infrastructure—physical, social and digital—mediates citizen and community science responses to all types of disaster.

  • Special Collection

    Policy Perspectives in Citizen Science

    Articles in this special issue explore challenges and opportunities for citizen science and crowdsourcing when applied to developing policy at local, regional, national, and international levels. Papers cover topics ranging from invasive species management to sustainable development and include frameworks and recommendations.

  • Special Collection

    Ethical Issues in Citizen Science

    As the field of citizen science grows, many ethical issues arise concerning public participation in scientific research. Practitioners must address these issues to ensure the integrity of the field. This special collection includes ten papers that describe and analyze a range of such issues and offer recommendations for moving the field forward.