DATA ANALYSIS PLATFORM
Properly onboard participants for data collection is a crucial step of any citizen science study. A failure in doing so, might result in errors and low quality of data collected, as well as the frustration of participants who might decide to drop off the study.
The Health Data Collection Kit is a small box that contains all the information and tools needed to onboard participants in the data collection. The content of the kit will depend on the topics of your study. A citizen who wants to engage in your study, should be able to understand the data collection aims and protocol and start collecting data as soon as he receives the kit. Moreover the mere act of receiving a catching box can attract people’s attention and encourage them to take part in the data collection.
We share with you some resources that can be useful to carry out this activity.
Read the case study and understand how this tool has been used in a real citizen science project.
CitieS-Health Barcelona Pilot
The CitieS-Health Barcelona pilot distributed over 300 data collection kits, which were designed to allow participants to collect their own exposure to air pollution (via a diffusion tube and GPS data) and mental health parameters (via daily survey on an app).
To provide citizens all the information and tools needed to start collecting data
To encourage citizens to participate in data collection by giving them a catchy artefact