Prior to joining or starting a study, citizen scientists must complete the first four courses outlined below. Click on each course to read a preliminary description of the training content.

Course 1: Basics of Environmental Health

Introducing the chemicals that can be analyzed with EPREP samplers: what they are, where they are found and how you can be exposed to them

1.1 Volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds
1.2 Exposure to volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds
1.3 Risk reduction strategies
1.4 Quiz

Course 2: Passive Sampling Devices

How the passive sampling devices sequester chemicals from the air

2.1 The science of passive sampling
2.2 Deploying a stationary passive air sampler
2.3 Deploying a passive wristband sampler
2.4 Quiz

Course 3: Structuring a Study

Developing a research question and conducting a study

3.1 Structuring your research question
3.2 Evaluating study sites and air samplers
3.3 Safety in the field
3.4 Quiz

Course 4: Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Generating strong data

4.1 Why QA/QC is important
4.2 Using QA/QC in your study
4.3 Quiz

Course 5: Using the EPREP database

Accessing and analyzing data from all EPREP citizen science studies

5.1 Creating a user profile
5.2 Accessing the database
5.3 Analyzing data
5.4 Quiz