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.


Take part in the Citizen Science Award 2018

Since May 15, you can also participate in the Citizen Science Award project "Swifts in Vienna". Until June 30, you can take part in six very different Citizen Science Award projects. The most enthusiastic Citizen Scientists will win great cash or non-cash prizes.

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Event "Citizen Science & Law"

On June 27th the event "Citizen Science& Law" will take place at the Palais Harrach in Vienna, where citizen science project leaders will have the chance to learn about data protection.

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ECSA Conference 2018

The 2nd International ECSA Conference 2018 will take place from June 3rd-5th and will focus on the topics "empowering citizens, social innovation and scientific literacy". The registration has already been closed.

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New citizen science quality criteria by the platform "Österreich forscht"

Numerous institutions - including the Center for Citizen Science - have recently drawn up quality criteria for citizen science on the initiative of "Österreich forscht", which have just been published.

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ÖAW offers prize question on social relevance

"Can the social relevance of research be evaluated and, if so, how?" Submit an essay and win prizes of up to 12,000 euros.

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New EU policy brief about citizen science

The national EU contact points of Science with and for Society have drawn up a "Citizen Science Policy Brief" with lots of information and useful links.

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