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DITO's Citizen Science Policy Briefs

  • January 2018
  • Education & learning
  • Topics in science
  • Practical guide or toolkit

Doing It Together Science (DITO) published policy briefs focusing on two themes: Environmental sustainability and biodesign.

  • BioBlitz: Promoting cross border Research and collaborative Practices for Biodiversity Conservation

This policy brief on environmental sustainability has been developed with contributions from a vast network of BioBlitz organisers internationally. It aims to inform policy and decision-makers including public administration, local authorities and donors, on the BioBlitz approach and its potential for achieving local and national biodiversity goals.

PDF downloadable here.

  • ‘Do It Yourself Biotechnology’ (DIYBio) for open, inclusive, responsible Biotechnology

This policy brief on biodesign assesses the potential and challenges of “Do-It-Yourself Biotechnology” (DIYBio) for the progression of Open Science and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It makes recommendations to the European Commission as to how it can integrate DIYBio into existing science funding mechanisms and regulatory directives, thereby maximising benefits for European stakeholders.

PDF downloadable here.


  • citizen science
  • DIYBiology
  • biodesign
  • BioBlitz
  • policy brief