Next steps for citizen science

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[ Bonney, R. et al. 2015. Next steps for citizen science. Science, March 17. ] Bonney et al. set out an agenda to maximize the utility of “citizen science” – the use of volunteers in the collection, categorization, transcription, or analysis of scientific data. They argue that, when properly applied, citizen science can be a vital tool in expanding research frontiers across every scientific discipline.