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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Save the date: Citizen Science Award Day & Ceremony

From 1 April to 5 July, school classes and individuals participated in seven research projects. On 19 November 2019,  the most enthusiastic citizen scientists will be awarded cash- and non-cash prizes. at the festive award ceremony on 19 November 2019 in Vienna. During the day, the projects will again organise the Citizen Science Award Day filled with workshops, guided tours and other activities. 

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Citizen Science & Law II on image rights

Who owns a picture and how can projects legally use pictures provided by citizens? The second event on Citizen Science & Law focused on rights to images, copyrights and licensing. Project leaders discussed on 28 May image rights and regulations in relation to citizen science projects at Palais Harrach in Vienna. The presentations and the documentation of the event can be found HERE

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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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New online platform on citizen science

The aim of the new online platform is to strengthen and boost citizen science in Europe. It was therefore set up to become a central hub for knowledge sharing, coordination and action on a regional, national and international level. The platform is dedicated to scientists, research institutions as well as citizen scientists and policymakers and has received funding from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program "Science with and for Society". 

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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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Handbook on citizen science 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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