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What makes Citizen Science projects successful

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2015

What makes Citizen Science projects successful: and what can we learn from them for future projects?

report provides a systematic review and meta-analysis for Citizen Science projects, submitted to the Technion Citizen Science Project (TCSP). The aim of this report is to better understand what makes Citizen Science projects successful, and to highlight what can be learned and implemented in future practice, from existing successful projects.
For this report, we defined principals for choosing projects for case study assessment, according to the definitions of the TCSP, which include scientific excellence, innovation and citizen scientists' participation. In the attempt to choose well known and acknowledged Citizen Science projects, indicating successful management and project planning, we reviewed six established Citizen Science reviews (Bonney et al. 2009, European commission report 2013, Silvertown 2009, Dickinson 2010, Wiggins and Crowston 2011, Franzonia and Sauermann 2014), listing Citizen Science projects. A total of 139 projects were collectively mentioned in these reviews (see Appendix A). After filtering the list of projects by being cited in at least three of the six reviews, having over five unique scientific publications and matching similar topics, six final project were chosen for further assessment: CoCoRaHS, eBird, Fold It, Galaxy Zoo, OPAL and Patients-like-me.
The chosen projects were reviewed and analyzed in order to shape the understanding of successful Citizen Science projects that have the capability to serve as models for future project planning. A summary of the projects main features, and the main element the can be learned from each project is hereby presented.

רישום בבליוגרפי: 
Golumbic, Y. N. (2015), What makes Citizen Science projects successful, and what can we learn from them for future projects? This literature review of citizen science projects was ordered and funded by the Technion Citizen Science Project (TCSP)