The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Zooniverse’s goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.
Volunteers don’t need any specialised background, training, or expertise to participate in any Zooniverse projects. Zooniverse makes it easy for anyone to contribute to real academic research, on their own computer, at their own convenience. They will be able to study authentic objects of interest gathered by researchers, like images of faraway galaxies, historical records and diaries, or videos of animals in their natural habitats.