A Huge Thank You would like to acknowledge the National Science Foundation (Award #s 1339707 and 1550463) for its support along with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University for supporting our team. We also would like to thank all of the people initially involved in conceiving our platform, including Alycia Crall, Jim Graham, and Catherine Jarnevich, along with a host of students who have contributed time and expertise to our success such as Mariah Coler, Lisa Martin, Nick Young, and many others. Finally, we wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to our voluntary mobile app developers Lee Casuto (iOS) and Manoj Sreekumar (Android).

Acknowledging the Platform

Per our Data Use Policies, all research publications using data derived from projects (those listed on our Projects page) are required to acknowledge the platform. To do so, please use this text 'This publication uses data generated via the platform, development of which was funded by generous support from the National Science Foundation' and the following citation: 2020. An online database of citizen science observations [web application]., Fort Collins, Colorado. Available: (Accessed: Date [e.g., February 2, 2018]).

We kindly ask that all researchers making use of the platform in any way also consider including the above acknowledgment in their publications. We also strongly encourage project managers to report published accepted research publications using data to us via this form.

If you have any questions about how to acknowledge, such as referencing a particular individual, custom code, or unique feature, please get in touch.

Many thanks to all,

The Team