Citizen Science

What is Citizen Science
or Open Innovation?

Citizen Science, Open Innovation, Co-Creation, Crowdsourcing – science starts to open up: More and more citizens support researchers. They measure, observe, map. They work on a voluntary basis in scientific projects and enrich science with their special know-how and exciting new points of view.


Networking event on (lacking) Citizen Science incentives for researchers

What motivates and what hinders researchers to carry out a citizen science project? How do researcheres motivate citizens scientists to participate in research projects? The next networking event for Young Science and Citizen Science contacts will take place at the  Austrian Citizen Science conference in Tyrol on 27 June 2019. At the event, participants will discuss various ideas to motivate researchers and citizen scientists and also how those ideas can be implemented. 

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Citizen Science Award 2019: Everyone can participate!

Since 1 April, school classes and individuals have been invited to participate in seven research projects. The various activities range from working with historical materials and  discussing an open concept of home to bird watching and the mapping of urban green spaces and waste in nature. The most enthusiastic citizen scientists will win prizes of up to 2,000 euros at the festive award ceremony on 19 November 2019 in Vienna. 

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Sign up for the event Citizen Science & Law II

Who owns a picture and what can I do with it legally? At the joint event by the Center for Citizen Science, the Citizen Science Network Austria (CSNA) and the Open Science Network Austria (OANA), as well as the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, project leaders will discuss "rights to images", copyrights and licensing rights in citizen science projects together with experts. Further information and registration can be found HERE

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What is Responsible Science?

Responsible Science actively involves the civil society in research and innovation processes in order to handle current challenges more effectively and in accordance with the values, expectations and needs of society. A new video by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research and the Center for Citizen Science illustrates the research concept based on four criteria. 

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Take now part in the creation of digital teaching and learning materials

Supported by the Innovationsstiftung für Bildung, teachers, pupils and learners in adult education are invited to further develop, together with experts, digital learning materials of eight projects. The participation phase ends on 30 June 2019. The finalised digital learning materials will be openly published by the end of September on the Eduthek. 

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The registration for the next Austrian Citizen Science conference closes on 20 May

The fifth Austrian Citizen Science conference is dedicated to boundaries and transitions. Participants can expect interesting  international keynotes and various workshops in Obergurgl, a village in the mountains of Tyrol. The registration closes on 20 May 2019. The Center for Citizen Science will also host two workshops at the conference. Further information on the workshops and the program can be found HERE

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