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.


Citizen Science Challenge as part of the European Researchers' Night

Take part in the Citizen Science Challenge and support various Citizen Science projects as a citizen scientist. As a prize for your support, you can win a look behind the research scenes. The contest ends with the European Researchers’ Night Sci4all on 28th September 2018.

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New funding initiative

On 1st June, the Innovation Foundation for Education will launch the new funding programme "Creation of digitial teaching and learning materials with citizen science methods". You can submit your project ideas for innovative and practice-oriented digital teaching and learning tools by 7th September 2018. Projects are funded with up to 25,000 euros. 

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Summer School on Citizen Science

Join the "Citizen Science in Theory and Practice" summer school, organised by the Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe which will take place from 15th to 19th October 2018 in Grünau, Austria. Apart from keynote talks by international experts, you will get hands-on experiences with Citizen Science projects and time to network with the invited speakers and other participants.

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Half-time at the Citizen Science Award 2018

Until 30th June, schools and individuals can take part in six different science projects. The most enthusiastic citizen scientists will be awarded with 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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ÖAW offers prize question on social relevance

"Can the social relevane of research be evaluated and, if so, how?" Submit your essay by 31 August and win prizes of up to 12,000 euros.

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