Handbook for Citizen Science Quality Assurance and Documentation

Created Oct. 26, 2021, 12:21 a.m.
Updated Oct. 26, 2021, 12:21 a.m.

This Handbook for Citizen Science Quality Assurance and Documentation is for organizations that are starting or growing a citizen science project, and where transparency in the scientific methods for collecting the data are central to the outcome of the project. The Handbook has two companion documents, Examples and Templates. The website provides a Word version of the templates to allow you to customize them. The Handbook explains the purpose of each of the templates. The Templates provide instructions, tables and questions, and the Examples provide specific examples of quality assurance documentation. Together, these documents will help your organization complete a Quality Assurance Project Plan and provide information for data users to evaluate the quality of data collected by citizen scientists. If you have questions about EPA's Quality Assurance guidance, please email EPA's Vincia Holloman or call her at 202-564-5176 202-564-5176. You may also want to contact federal, state, local, tribal, or other organizations for more assistance or guidance.

Publish information

Authors: Vincia Holloman;
Publisher:United States Environmental Protection Agency
Year of publication: 2019
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