Overview of Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit

On *October 30th from 1:00-1:30PM EST*, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (CCS) will conduct a public webinar about the newly released Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit <https://crowdsourcing-toolkit.sites.usa.gov/>.

The webinar will provide an overview of who can use the toolkit, what resources are included, and how it can be used to improve projects and partnerships at all stages of development. Members of the public can provide feedback on the toolkit directly to the designers during the webinar, or afterwards through e-mail.

*To participate in the webinar visit*

http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/ccstoolkit/ *at 1:00PM ET on October 30th.*

If the webinar is oversubscribed you can *dial in at 866-299-3188 <866-299-3188> with the code 202-564-3262 <202-564-3262>*. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the CCS Community page <http://www.digitalgov.gov/communities/federal-crowdsourcing-and-citizen-science/

*About the Toolkit:*

The Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit <https://crowdsourcing-toolkit.sites.usa.gov/> will help Federal agencies plan and manage projects in accordance with data quality, openness, and public participation principles outlined in OSTP Director John Holdren’s new memorandum to Federal agencies, “Addressing Societal and Scientific Challenges through Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing <https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/holdren_citizen_science_memo_092915_0.pdf>

The toolkit was developed collaboratively with the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science <http://www.digitalgov.gov/communities/federal-crowdsourcing-and-citizen-science/> and GSA’s Open Opportunities Program. The design process started with a user-centered design workshop <https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/12/02/designing-citizen-science-and-crowdsourcing-toolkit-federal-government> led by the OPM Innovation Lab, OSTP and CCS. The release of the toolkit fulfils part of a commitment made by the United States in the Second National Action Plan for Open Government <https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/us_national_action_plan_6p.pdf>

The development process included more than 125 people from over 25 Federal agencies. Read more <http://www.digitalgov.gov/2015/09/30/how-ostp-crowdsourced-a-crowdsourcing-toolkit/> about how the toolkit was developed.

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