Name of Information Collection: Generic Clearance for NASA Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Projects

Citation88 FR 54668
Published date11 August 2023
Record Number2023-17214
CourtNational Aeronautics And Space Administration
Federal Register / Vol. 88, No. 154 / Friday, August 11, 2023 / Notices
[Notice: 23–088]
Name of Information Collection:
Generic Clearance for NASA Citizen
Science and Crowdsourcing Projects
: National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA).
: Notice of information collection.
: The National Aeronautics and
Space Administration, as part of its
continuing effort to reduce paperwork
and respondent burden, invites the
general public and other Federal
agencies to take this opportunity to
comment on proposed and/or
continuing information collections.
: Comments are due by October
10, 2023.
: Written comments and
recommendations for this information
collection should be sent within 60 days
of publication of this notice to
Find this particular information
collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under
60-day Review—Open for Public
Comments’’ or by using the search
Requests for additional information or
copies of the information collection
instrument(s) and instructions should
be directed to Bill Edwards-Bodmer,
NASA Clearance Officer, NASA
Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000,
Washington, DC 20546, 757–864–7998,
I. Abstract
Citizen science and crowdsourcing
are tools that engage, educate and
empower the public to apply their
curiosity and contribute their talents to
a wide range of scientific and societal
issues. NASA’s mission to reach for new
heights and reveal the unknown so that
what we do and learn will benefit all
humankind. NASA uses the vantage
point of space to achieve with the
science community and our partners a
deep scientific understanding of our
planet, other planets and solar system
bodies, the interplanetary environment,
the Sun and its effects on the solar
system, and the universe beyond.
Citizen science and crowdsourcing can
support NASA’s mission and purpose
by providing new opportunities to
explore our solar system and our own
home planet like never before,
producing critical data that expands our
knowledge of the universe, and
advancing our ability to provide societal
benefit through the synergy of satellite
and ground-based observations.
II. Methods of Collection
Citizen science and crowdsourcing
collections submitted under this generic
clearance can be stand-alone projects or
the methods may be incorporated into
an existing or new project, including,
but not limited to, projects in the
following typology:
Data gathering projects. These
projects may include: (1) Observation,
characterization and documentation of
natural phenomena or general
environmental health observations,
opinions, or preferences or (2) surveying
participants or screening environmental
conditions, including using specialized
equipment provided by project leaders
to record and submit data, or submitting
samples plus descriptors (e.g., of air or
water) for testing. Data may be collected
using technologies mentioned above,
through structured data forms, surveys,
focus groups or interviews, submitting
photographs or other media, surveys or
questionnaires, or providing written
Classification/problem solving
projects. Participants’ tasks may
include: (1) Observation of recorded
materials provided by project organizers
(images, video, etc.) through structured
data submission forms, surveys or
questionnaires in an online or computer
program, clicking boxes, highlighting
parts of text or image, and providing
comments and/or annotations; (2)
Classification of images or sounds using
structured data submission forms or
clicking boxes in an online or computer
program; (3) Transcribing information,
by typing handwritten logs or notes; (4)
Performing a function meant to generate
human behavior data; or (5) Problem-
solving or manipulation of data. Tasks
1–5 may be conducted via structured
actions or instructions or through the
use of ‘‘human-based computational
game’’ or ‘‘game with a purpose’’, a
human-based computational technique
in which a computational process
performs its function by presenting
certain steps to humans in an
entertaining way.
III. Data
Title: Generic Clearance for NASA
Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing
OMB Number: 2700–0168.
Type of review: Extension of approval
for a collection of information.
Affected Public: Individuals.
Annual Responses: 50,000.
Estimated Time per Response: 10
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 8,333 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Cost:
IV. Request for Comments
Comments are invited on: (1) Whether
the proposed collection of information
is necessary for the proper performance
of the functions of NASA, including
whether the information collected has
practical utility; (2) the accuracy of
NASA’s estimate of the burden
(including hours and cost) of the
proposed collection of information; (3)
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
clarity of the information to be
collected; and (4) ways to minimize the
burden of the collection of information
on respondents, including automated
collection techniques or the use of other
forms of information technology.
Comments submitted in response to
this notice will be summarized and
included in the request for OMB
approval of this information collection.
They will also become a matter of
public record.
William Edwards-Bodmer,
NASA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2023–17214 Filed 8–10–23; 8:45 am]
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