You don't have to have a scientific background to be a researcher and for some projects you won't even need to leave your chair.

As a citizen scientist you'll be helping researchers collect and interpret information. You could be uploading pictures of animals and plants on an app, taking samples of soil and water, or analysing images of animals caught by a camera trap.

For some projects the charity might need to contact you to discuss the next steps, but for others you'll be able to follow a link and get started right away.

Have a look at our opportunities for Citizen Scientists and see what takes your fancy.

Browse Citizen Science Opportunities

We'd love to hear about your experiences as a citizen scientist so please visit our Facebook page or Twitter and tell us how you got on.