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 meeting to define terminologies in citizen science

Citizen science, public engagement and also science communication are familiar terms but are often used in a different way. Thus, the second networking meeting of young science and citizen science contacts aimed at finding a common understanding of concepts related to the cooperation between science, schools and the public. A summary of the event and the presentation from the keynote by Citizen Science Network Austria 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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Wanted: Young Science Ambassadors

So far, 126 scientists volunteer as Young Science Ambassadors. Due to the high interest of schools in visits from scientists, the Young Science Center, a focal point at the Center for Citizen  Science, is looking for scientists to visit schools and talk about their daily routine and research. If you are interested in becoming the next Young Science Ambassador, send an email to

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Take part! Start of the participatory phase in the creation of digital teaching and learning materials

Supported by the Innovationsstiftung für Bildung, eight projects will start in February 2019 in which teachers, pupils and learners in adult education will work together with experts to further develop digital learning materials.
Participation phase: 1 February to 30 June 2019

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Citizen Science Award 2019 with various possibilities to participate

From 1 April to 5 July 2019, school classes and individuals are agan invitied to participate in one of seven Citizen Science Award 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.

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Program for the Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2019

The fifth Austrian Citizen Science conference is dedicated to boundaries and transitions. Two international keynotes and various workshops are offered in Obergurgl, a village in the mountains of Tyrol. The program for the conference can be found HERE. The registration closes on 20 May 2019. 

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