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Community

Here you will find contacts at Austrian research institutions that you can get in touch with if you are conducting a citizen science project or if you would like to participate in a citizen science project. In our growing community you will find associations and organisations from society that are interested in citizen science information and that are participating in projects. And many schools in Austria have cooperated with research institutions for years and are interested to further pursue a cooperation with research facilities. 

Contacts at research institutions

Citizen science contacts at research institutions act as internal and external point of contact. They are the intermediary role and forward information as well as contacts relating to citizen science. The tasks include, among others, passing on information on

  • citizen science projects or project management at the respective institution,
  • assistance for the development or public relations of citizen science projects, and
  • research opportunities at the facility.

Young Science contacts at research institutions are responsible for school and science cooperation and can be found on the  Young Science Centre website.

Project partners

The Center for Citizen Science supports the promotion of citizen science projects by establishing a Citizen Science Community. Partners from society are cordially invited to join the community free of charge.

Many citizen science projects are looking for partners for their initiatives. However, it is often difficult for  to find the right and suitable contacts. Here, the project partners step in: as a central contact point, partners inform their own networks about news on citizen science projects, research opportunities, etc. In return, all partners receive up-to-date information on citizen science, current scientific events and much more.

Would you like to become a partner for projects?

Send us your logo, brief information about your institution by e-mail and let us know how you can and would like to support other Citizen Science projects!

It is, of course, up to the institutions to distribute only those information which they consider interesting for their own community.

Questions and information
T +43 1 53408-435
E citizenscience@oead.at

School partners

Schools are also excellent research partners. Several schools in Austria have been cooperating with research institutions for years and have contributed to scientific projects. In addition, there are also many schools that are interested in research collaborations but still lack the contact to research partners.

Schools as research partners

Since 2012, the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research has awarded the Young Science quality seal for research partner schools to those schools with extraordinary scientific commitment. With this quality seal, the Federal Ministry acknowledges the outstanding research cooperation between schools and research institutions where students are actively involved in research projects.

So far, 39 different schools in Austria have been awarded with the Young Science quality seal for research partner schools. Some schools have received this quality seal for four times in a row.

All outstanding schools from 2012-2018 are listed on the Young Science website.

Schools interested in research cooperation

Some schools in Austria have none or only little experience with research cooperation so far but are interested in collaborations and want to actively participate in research projects. However, many lack the contacts to organisations and projects. Thus, the Young Science Center lists all interested schools with contact details to make it easier for research institutions and project leaders to get in touch with schools for cooperation.

Factors of a successful cooperation with schools

At the 4th Austrian Citizen Science Conference in February 2018, researchers as well as teachers were invited to discuss their experience with research cooperation between scientific institutions and schools. You can download the workshop results here: Factors of a succesful cooperation with schools (only available in German)

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