Public Lecture on citizen science by Heidi Ballard on 17 June - register now!

Citizen science has been increasingly adopted by (research) institutions worldwide. In her lecture "Achieving real outcomes for science and for education through citizen science: why and how can researchers and institutions incorporate citizen science as a core strategy?", Heidi Ballard will give an overview of useful approaches on how to involve the public and will talk about pitfalls to watch out for. She will also show how U.S. universities incorporate citizen science. Please register for the lecture by 10 June. 

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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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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. The registration is closed. If you would like to take part, please send an email to 

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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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Handbook on citizen science with open access online

The handbook Citizen Science: Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy is now available as open access download. The volume discusses the role of citizen science in the context of open science, open innovation and responsible research and innovation and presents various case studies.

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