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Trinity College Dublin and The Irish Times partner on Citizen Science Initiative

Citizen Science is the term used to describe any scientific endeavour that involves people who are not professional scientists. Throughout 2018, Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Times will be working to raise awareness of this increasingly important approach to research by developing and promoting a number of citizen science projects.

Dr Joseph Roche from the School of Education is leading the initiative for Trinity and has written the first article in the series below. New articles will appear on this page as they are published and can be found on social media using the hashtag: #CitizenScienceIE

Alongside Trinity and the Irish Times, this initiative also has the support of the Environmental Protection Agency and Science Foundation Ireland through its Discover Programme. Feedback, suggestions and questions are welcome at: info@citizenscience.ie

This first article, by Dr Joseph Roche, explains how citizen science has the potential to be a more democratic way of carrying out research. The article also provides an opportunity for people to contribute to research about pollinators by answering a short questionnaire.