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Impact of crowdsourcing innovations


Zooniverse is an initiative across multiple universities that runs many online citizen science projects.
In the Plant Letters project, volunteers transcribe scanned images of letters to botanists at the Botanic Garden in the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Each letter is transcribed by multiple volunteers, so that mistakes made by a single volunteer won't be in the final transcription.
This screenshot shows the letter transcribing interface:
The university could have run this project in Portugal with local volunteers, but they chose to run it online.
Which of these does not describe a benefit of running Plant Letters as an online citizen science project?
Choose 1 answer: