Co-design your citizen science use project

How to get started with your citizen science project together with your community, as described in the Citizen Science Guide? Get inspired here!

Here you can donwload the following tools, methods to address this phase:
Co-Design Overview.pdf (47.9 KB)

Tool, Collaborative Pilot Schedule:

The Collaborative Pilot Schedule Tool can be used in a workshop format to plan the case study in a participatory manner. The tool consists of a simple A0 printed calendar of the case study (or if this is conducted online, an interactive calendar on MIRO) and allows the team to collectively decide on the actual schedule of activities and tasks during the local action. In addition to effectively involving participants in the co-design of the action, this tool has proven also helpful in somewhat initially formalising their actual commitment.
Collaborative Pilot Schedule Description.pdf (112.8 KB)

Tool, Community Contribution Canvas:

The Community Contribution Canvas tool is a large wall canvas which openly allows people to log contributions to the campaign, such as resources, sensor, meeting space, funds, time or even specific skills. Facilitators can fill out the fields in the chart according to the specific needs of WeCount. The tool is therefore designed to collectively explore, understand, and establish the level of commitment of each participant to the WeCount case study. It is also useful to identify expectations and commitments and to design different communication and engagement strategies tailored based on individuals’ skills, interests, and availability.
Community Contribution Canvas Description.pdf (103.8 KB)
Community Contribution Canvas template.pdf (300.1 KB)

Tool, Risk / Benefits Matrix:

The tool enables participants to understand the risks and the benefits of sharing their data and to discuss possible solutions in terms of what data to share, with whom, and under what conditions. Pragmatically, it consists of scenario cards to stimulate discussions and a matrix allowing to position perceived risks and benefits of sharing the data.
Risk and Benefits Matrix Detailed Description.pdf (119.1 KB)
Risk Benefits matrix template.pdf (45.8 KB)
Risk Benefits template - Examples of Scenarios Cards.pdf (104.8 KB)


Inspiration for flyers (to hand out to participants so they can inform their neighbours) and Window flyer to be put on a window.
NL: Cardboard Here I count.pdf (375.0 KB)
EN: Window Flyer_ENG.pdf (1.0 MB)
NLFlyer for neighbours _Telraam_Wilsele-Dorp (NL).pdf (2.3 MB)
EN Neighbourhood Flyer_ENG.pdf (2.8 MB)
NL Flyer_WeCount_Leuven intermediaires (NL).pdf (1.1 MB)