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The Open Dinosaur Project

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The Open Dinosaur Project was founded to involve scientists and the public alike in developing a comprehensive database of dinosaur limb bone measurements, to investigate questions of dinosaur function and evolution.

We have three major goals:1) do good science; 2) do this science in the most open way possible; and 3) allow anyone who is interested to participate. And by anyone, we mean anyone! We do not care about your education, geographic location, age, or previous background with paleontology. The only requirement for joining us is that you share the goals of our project and are willing to help out in the efforts.

How to Join

Want to sign up? Email project head Andy Farke (, and welcome aboard!

For basic information on what participants can do, check out these links:

Required Gear

computer, Internet access, spreadsheet software

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time indoors
Media Mentions
and Publications
Project Updated 08/03/2017