A type of research in which volunteers cooperate with scientists. Since the 1990s the term “citizen science” also stands for popular science activities, which aim is to promote public awareness of science.
Historically, the term refers to amateur scientists, who did not cooperate with scientific institutions or did not obtain education degree in a particular field.
Among the forms of citizen science, we may distinguish: participation in research expeditions, data collection as part of scientific monitoring or participation in competitions.
Projects that meet the objectives of citizen science are, for example: