The Large Scale Citizen Science demonstrators are the key vehicle that REINFORCE will utilize in order to bring frontier science and society together. They tackle different challenges in the fields of frontier Physics, including activities that are at the interplay of frontier science and environmental awareness. Each of them provides a design to data acquisition, data selection and monitoring the quality of citizens’ input.
All the demonstrators are developed by Large Research Infrastructures and are built on top of the infrastructures provided by the Zooniverse citizen science platform utilizing its tools and technologies.
The role of citizens is crucial in each demonstrator: citizens are engaged in authentic research experiences, being asked for support in exploring uncharted scientific territories, taking tasks which are essential for the needs of scientific research. They are also provided with cut tailored educational resources and training material, and with open data that they may be able to use in order to inquire further with the guidance of the consortium experts.
For this reasons, the demonstrators are in constant development considering citizen feedback and recommendations.