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Webinar: EPA's Quality Assurance Handbook - Tuesday, December 10 (11:00am - 12:00pm)

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Citizen Science Quality Assurance and Documentation: An introduction to EPA’s New QA Handbook

Presented by:

  • Nora Conlon, PhD QA Chemist, Quality Assurance Branch, EPA New England – Region 1
  • Jay Benforado, Chief Innovation Officer, EPA Office of Research and Development

Webinar Description:

This session will provide a brief update on citizen science at the Environmental Protection Agency and training on the new EPA handbook on quality assurance and documentation for citizen science projects. With the advent of new technologies for environmental monitoring and tools for sharing information, volunteers are more and more engaged in collecting environmental data, and many environmental agencies are using these data. A major challenge, however, is that data users -- such as federal, state, tribal and local government agencies -- are sometimes skeptical about the quality of the data collected by citizen science organizations. One of the keys to breaking down this barrier is a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).

This Handbook for Citizen Science Quality Assurance and Documentation is for organizations that are starting or growing a citizen science project, and where transparency in the scientific methods for collecting the data are central to the outcome of the project. The Handbook has two companion documents, Examples and Templates.