MICS brings together six partners to develop an integrated platform of metrics and instruments to measure costs and benefits of citizen science. These metrics will consider the impacts on:

  • society
  • governance
  • the economy
  • the environment
  • science.

The MICS platform will be developed considering best practice in co-creation of hands-on citizen science validated in four case-study sites, resulting in a comprehensive conceptual framework and clear recommendations for those involved in citizen science projects.


  • Provide comprehensive, participatory and inclusive metrics and instruments to evaluate citizen science impacts
  • Implement an impact-assessment knowledge-base through toolboxes for methods application, information visualisation, and delivery to decision makers, citizens and researchers
  • Improve the effectiveness of nature-based solutions through test-site development and citizen-science tool validation
  • Generate new approaches that strengthen the role of citizen science in supporting research and development
  • Foster a citizen-science approach to increase the extent to which scientific evidence is taken up by policy makers through recommendations and guidelines
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824711.


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MICS, 2019-2021
Photo credits: River Restoration Centre