Citizen Social Science is a project that seeks to "explore how we might apply citizen science principles to solving some of our most pressing social challenges – health, employment, crime or transport for example". The initiative seeks to "Identify 3-4 social ventures, charities or NGOs who have a social challenge that could be solved through public participation" and "develop a set of ideas, concepts and prototypes that demonstrate the potential of a citizen science-based approach to solve social problems".
It was initiated by a non-governmental organisation/charity and encourages people to participate through an online platform and special events. Citizen Social Science is national in orientation and concerned with research, knowledge production & information access.
It was launched in February 2014 and is ongoing.