Citizen Science Award Day 2019

After last year's great success, the Center for Citizen Science and the seven research projects are once again inviting to this year's Citizen Science Award Day on 19 November in Vienna. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., all school classes and individuals will have the opportunity to visit guided tours, workshops and hands-on stations and get to know the research institutions and their projects better.

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Citizen Science Award Ceremony 2019

From 1 April to 5 July, school classes and individuals participated in seven research projects. The Center for Citizen Science brings the most committed Citizen Scientists on 19 November before the curtain and honors their cooperation in one of the research projects by awarding the Citizen Science Awards. The award ceremony will take place in the newly renovated Great Festival Hall of the University of Vienna.

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Register for the next Sparkling Science Congress

Since 2007, the research funding program Sparkling Science has successfully encouraged cooperation between science and schools. But how has the cooperation developed in the last 12 years? The next Sparkling Science Congress on 7 October 2019 will give answers. Interesting keynotes, workshops and a celebration of the great success of Sparkling Science are planned. The registration and the program can be found HERE

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New publication on the nat. and int. citizen science landscape published

The brochure on citizen science initiatives, networks, platforms and funding offers a comprehensive overview of the current national and international citizen science landscape. It shows that Austria is at the forefront of this movement. The publication can be downloaded online or ordered free of charge as a print version at .

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New working group "Citizen Science with schools" founded

At the end of June, the Center for CItizen Science founded a new working group on "Citizen Science with Schools" at the platform meeting of Österreich forscht. The aim is to develop factors for successful cooperation between science and schools. If you are interested in working with us, please contact

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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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