Citizen science refers to ways of engaging non-researchers in research projects. The most common way of doing this is that volunteers help to either gather or organise data of some kind. A good example of the latter is Galaxy Zoo where anyone can go online and help researchers categorize galaxies. A well-established Swedish database is Artportalen, to which anyone can report sights of animal and fauna.
National initiatives that aim to facilitate carrying out citizen science projects have been lacking but this week the first iteration of a national portal for citizen science was launched, medborgarforskning.se. Medborgarforskning.se is connected to the European citizen science portal eu-citizen.science, which includes many interesting resources for anyone interested in engaging in citizen science.
Keynotes from the conference where medborgarforskning.se was launched are available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdi19QVNX_Y