Rethinking the way
Citizens influence Policy
OrganizingTogether (OT) is a research lab and consultancy. Our mission is to provide knowledge, advice, and support to activists and grassroots organizations conducting citizen led science.
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen science is the involvement of the public in scientific research – whether community-driven research or global investigations.
How It Works ?
We believe that citizens hold the power in numbers. For too long, the systems of power have made regular every day citizens believe that they do not have the knowledge or understanding of policy and science to make decisions for themselves. OT Laboratory provides a platform and support for participatory citizen led science by providing physical space, access to technology, connections to expert research scientists who provide training and technical. We help development community based approaches to solving local and global challenges. We give the microphone back to the people!
Our laboratory can provide access to technology, testing, and knowledge. If we don't have what you need, we will help identify specialists and institutions that do. If your citizens action research does not sway policymakers, we can help you identify the points of power and develop a plan to put political pressure on key individuals and organizations through advocacy and civil disobedience.
More about the OT Network
The OT Network will help keep you connected to specialists and scientists in your area, provide a platform and organizing tool for your team, and provide you with useful online trainings and webinars that will help guide you through the process of citizen science.
Hello, I'm Dr. Charla Burnett and I'm the Founder of OrganizingTogether. I manage the majority of projects by connecting technical experts to development stakeholders in ways that facilitate transformational social and economic change. Our network spans disciplines and geographies but are guided by the same unique mission: to lend our talents and expertise to citizen led science!