SOCIO-BEE Tool Kit

The SOCIO-BEE methodology is designed so that participants can assume distinct roles with different levels of responsibility and engagement. Whether you want to organise an experiment, manage participants, monitor campaigns or gather data there is a role for everyone.

Active participants in the SOCIO-BEE methodology fall under four roles:

  1. Bears: Actors that sponsor, launch, set the common strategy, understand the domain/problems, and are willing to support societal and pro-environmental behaviour change through citizen science in the geographical scope they live or manage. Bears can be organizations, policymakers, city planners, associations or companies. Bears are essential facilitators supporting Queen Bees and beekeepers.
  2. Beekeepers: The managers of the hives (collection of volunteers taking an active role in an experiment). Beekeepers have oversight of all participant and manage campaigns and other activities.
  3. Queen Bees: Hive leaders who coordinate collective activities. Participants who are interested in leading citizen science initiatives and who also aim to encourage others to participate.
  4. Worker Bees: These are typically the most active bees in the hive and they take up a variety of tasks, from data collection to analysis.

Below you will find all of the information and materials necessary to run and/or participate in a citizen science campaign using the SOCIO-BEE methodology and tools.

We wish you good luck!

Bears training materials

How to: Organise a citizen science project

This document provides a general overview and the main steps to organise a citizen science project.

How to: The SOCIO-BEE metaphor narrative

This info-graphic shows the complete SOCIO-BEE ecosphere. All stakeholders, materials and activities are mapped on a timeline.

How to: Communicate a citizen science project

Effective communication in citizen science projects plays a crucial role from project initiation to result dissemination. This document outlines how to define a detailed and successful communications plan.

How to: Identify roles in a citizen science project

To make a citizen science project work we need different roles with different responsibilities. This questionnaire helps participants to identify which role in SOCIO-BEE fits them best.

Data protection and ethics

As with any citizen science project SOCIO-BEE deals with personal and possibly sensitive data. In this document it is described how our technology protects this data and how we treat the data collected in an ethical way.

How to: Inclusion

For good citizen science, being aware of inclusion is essential. This questionnaire helps you to check your own process and identify blind spots.

 

Beekeepers training materials

How to: Organise a citizen science project

This document provides a the general overview and the main steps to organise a citizen science project.

How to: The SOCIO-BEE metaphor narrative

This info-graphic shows the complete SOCIO-BEE ecosphere. All stakeholders, materials and activities are mapped on a timeline.

Data protection and ethics

As with any citizen science project SOCIO-BEE deals with personal and possibly sensitive data. In this document it is described how our technology protects this data and how we treat the data collected in an ethical way.

How to: Communicate a citizen science project

Effective communication in citizen science projects plays a crucial role from project initiation to result dissemination. This document outlines how to define a detailed and successful communications plan.

How to: Identify roles in a citizen science project

To make a citizen science project work we need different roles with different responsibilities. This questionnaire helps participants to identify which role in SOCIO-BEE fits them best.

How to: Use the app

The mobile app enables the participants to take the measurements in the field. Here is a user guide to familiarize yourself with the app.

How to: Use Academe

The Academe-app enables the Beekeepers and Queen Bees to setup a hive and create and monitor a campaign. Here is a user guide to set up a hive.

How to: Understand Air Pollution 101

To take part in a project on air pollution you need to know something about it. This document gives you an idea on the four most important gasses and particles in the air that you can measure.

How to: Design a campaign

This document guides you through the process of setting up and maintaining a campaign. For that it references many other resources on this page.

How to: Measure in a campaign

Taking measurements properly is important. This tutorial explains how to make sure your measurements are correct.

How to: Monitor a campaign

While a campaign is running many features are available to monitor participants’ behavior and results. This document explains how to use and interpret these.

How to: Measure engagement

Participant engagement is what drives a citizen science project. This document explains how to measure engagement and what tools can be used to improve it.

How to: Interpret campaign results lvl1 Heat maps

All measurements in a campaign are compiled in a visual representation. This document explains how to interpret the ‘heat map’ and how to work with the spreadsheet.

How to: Interpret campaign results lvl2 Spreadsheets

All measurements in a campaign can be downloaded into a spreadsheet. In this document it is explained how to analyse this data.

How to: Identify and engage Bears

To make an impact is is crucial to reach out and disseminate your findings. One way is to find people who can take your findings further. We call them Honey-Bears. This document helps you with how to find them.

 

 

Queen Bees training materials

How to: Identify roles in a CS project

To make a citizen science project work we need different roles with different responsibilities. This questionnaire helps participants to identify which role in SOCIO-BEE fits them best.

How to: Use the app

The mobile app enables the participants to take the measurements in the field. Here is a user guide to familiarize yourself with the app.

How to: Use Academe

The Academe-app enables the Beekeepers and Queen Bees to setup a hive and create and monitor a campaign. Here is a user guide to set up a hive.

How to understand: Air Pollution 101

To take part in a project on air pollution you need to know something about it. This document gives you an idea on the four most important gasses and particles in the air that you can measure.

How to: Install the mobile app

The document explains how to download and install the SOCIO-BEE mobile app.

How to: Use the web app

This document explains how a Queen Bee can use the web app to set up a campaign, manage their Hive and access the results of the measurements for interpretation.

How to: Hive Manifesto

In a new hive the participants can use a manifesto to agree on how they want to work together and what the participants expect from themselves and each other.

How to: Science loop

This document explains how your citizen science project can have impact — how to ask the right questions, how to collect the right information, how to interpret the measurements and what you can do with the results.

How to: Design a campaign

This document guides you through the process of setting up and maintaining a campaign. For that it references other resources on this page.

How to: Measure in a campaign

Taking measurements properly is important. This tutorial explains how to make sure your measurements are correct.

How to: Monitor a campaign

While a campaign is running many features are available to monitor participants’ behavior and results. This document explains how to use and interpret this information.

How to: Measure engagement

Engagement with the participants is what drives a citizen science project. This document explains how to measure engagement and what tools you can use to improve it.

How to: Interpret campaign results lvl1: Heat maps

All measurements in a campaign are compiled in a visual representation. In this document it is explained how to interpret the ‘heat map’ and how to work with the spreadsheet.

How to: Interpret campaign results lvl2: Spreadsheets

All measurements in a campaign can be downloaded into a spreadsheet. In this document it is explained how to analyse this data.

How to: Identify & engage Bears

To make an impact it is crucial to reach out and disseminate your findings. One way is to find people who can take your findings further. We call them Honey-Bears. This document helps you with how to find them.

 

 

Worker Bees training materials

How to: Identify roles in a CS project

To make a citizen science project work we need different roles with different responsibilities. This questionnaire helps participants to identify which role in SOCIO-BEE fits them best.

How to: Use Academe

The Academe-app enables the Beekeepers and Queen Bees to setup a hive and create and monitor a campaign. Here is a user guide to set up and monitor a campaign.

How to: Understand Air Pollution — 101

To take part in a project on air pollution you need to know something about it. This document provides you with an idea on the four most important gasses and particles in the air that you can measure.

How to: Install the mobile app

This document explains how to download and install the SOCIO-BEE mobile app.

How to: Hive Manifesto

In a new hive the participants can use a manifesto to agree on how they want to work together and what the participants expect from themselves and each other.

How to: Measure in a campaign

Taking measurements properly is important. This tutorial explains how to make sure your measurements are correct.

How to: Interpret campaign results lvl1: Heat maps

All measurements in a campaign are compiled in a visual representation. In this document it is explained how to interpret this ‘heat map’ and how to work with the spreadsheet.

How to: Interpret campaign results lvl2: Spreadsheets

All measurements in a campaign can be downloaded into a spreadsheet. In this document it is explained how to analyse this data.

How to: Identify & engage Bears

To make an impact it is crucial to reach out and disseminate your findings. One way is to find people who can take your findings further. We call them Honey-Bears. This document helps you with how to find them.