A relative new and emerging field of research we bring you a few core references for your inspiration:
Citizen Science literature
Citizen Science: Theory and Practice.
Fritz et al. (2019) “Citizen science and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”. Nature Sustainability. October 2019, 922–930, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0390-3
Perello, Josep (2018): Citizen Social Lab: A digital platform for human behaviour experimentation within a citizen science framework. https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.00037.
Our Voice (Stanford Medical): http://med.stanford.edu/ourvoice.html
Buur, J. And Larsen, H. (2010) The Quality of Conversations in Participatory Innovation. CoDesign - International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts, Vol. 6, No. 3, p. 121-138.
Simonsen, J., & Robertson, T. (Eds.). (2012). Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design. Routledge.