There is a whole spectrum of different types of citizen science activities - from participative, to collaborative through to co-created projects, where the public work alongside scientists to contribute ideas, questions and methods to the research project.

The BSA has a long history of promoting and partnering with citizen science and mass participation projects and recording projects where people are involved in the scientific process by contributing real data to real scientific studies. We believe that taking part in these kinds of activities can be hugely enjoyable as well giving a unique insight in to the world of working in science for people of all ages. 

If you're interested in talking to us about Citizen Science, please contact our Engagement team to find out more about how we work.

Current projects

  • Enhancing Informal Learning Through Citizen Science - a partnership to explore what benefits participants experience by being involved in citizen science projects 

  • British Science Week - each year, we encourage people to get involved in a citizen science project or mass participation project. In 2015 we had two opportunities for people to participate as citizen scientists during British Science Week (13 - 22 March 2015)

  • ProblemAttic - a brand new event format from the BSA, that encourages scientists to seek the public's ideas on solving challenges

Recent Past Projects