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Resource Library

Welcome to the Resource Library! Here you will find all the resources included in this toolkit and you can browse through them by category. These resources are also placed within the relevant process steps within the “How To” section of the toolkit.

Disclaimer: This toolkit provides external links to resources as a convenience to users. The appearance of the links in the toolkit does not constitute endorsement by the federal government of the linked websites or of the information, products or services contained in them.

What is Citizen Science?

How can I use Citizen Science?

Examples of Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing

Web-based Projects

Community-based Projects

Field-based Projects

Serious Games


Project Inventories 

Implementation of Federal Prize and Citizen Science Authority Reports

Fiscal Year 2019-20 Full Report with Appendices (March 2022)

Journal Articles

Crowdsourcing and Gaming

Evaluating Citizen Science

Open Innovation Tools

Interdisciplinary Research


Law and Policy

Toolkits and Guides

Choosing Citizen Science

Community Engagement

Project Design

Project Evaluation


Other Guidance