Our Mission

Our Mission

What is Volunteer Science?

Volunteer Science is a collaboration among scientists from leading research universities to expand the tools available for social and behavioral research. Most social and behavioral research is expensive and time intensive because it requires recruiting and maintaining pools of participants.

Volunteer Science is a web laboratory that will accelerate behavioral research by improving statistical power by involving more people, lower costs by using open standards, reduce data collection time by creating a community of active and engaged participants, and promote citizen engagement with and interest in scientific research.