What sets AAPS apart?

Our members unite from across all disciplines, and represent all skills and perspectives needed for projects to thrive. We focus on the practices that work for effective projects, and we know just how hard this work can be. AAPS is the only US-based organization that offers you the insights you need to complement your own expertise, for integrity in these complex collaborations.


Join This Community As An Individual

Join any time – membership is good for one calendar year. You can join as an individual, or consider inviting your project or organization to join as an Affiliate for additional group benefits (Affiliate details available here). 

AAPS is committed to inclusive and equitable access to membership. 


Our tiered membership structure reflects that the value and benefit of membership does not look the same for everyone in this field. Please join at the highest rate within your capacity. If you are unsure which rate suits your circumstance, the quiz tool can help you decide. >>

Still have questions? Details on membership can be found here.


Who joins AAPS?

You don’t have to do this work alone! AAPS is the place for cross-cutting conversations and collaborations that just can’t be found anywhere else.

AAPS Affiliates include universities, municipalities, tech companies, non-profits, and others large and small – groups that are proudly standing up in support of innovation and integrity in this field and the ways we can do more together.

New Name, Same Association

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CSA is now AAPS

Renaming this Association should not be confused with either a new name for the field or a mandate for others to make change, nor should it be seen as an abandonment of the term that built this movement. As some have recently written, “citizen science” in global communities is recognized an inclusive term for these practices. Others help us see that, for many, the term “citizen science” limits engagement and causes harm. These two things which may seem to contradict each other can both be true – the challenge is in how to operate in light of that complexity.

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