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.


Program for the Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2019

The fifth Austrian Citizen Science conference is dedicated to boundaries and transitions. According to this motto, various keynotes and workshops take place in more than 2,000 m above sea level in Obergurgl, a village in the mountains of Tyrol. The program as well as the registration for the conference can be found HERE.

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Citizen Science Award 2019 with various possibilities to participate

From April to June 2019, school classes and individuals are agan invitied to participate in one of the eight 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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2nd networking event for young science and citizen science contacts

Citizen science, young science or science communication are familiar terms but are often understood and used in a different way. Thus, this event will focus on finding a common understanding of concepts related to the cooperation between science, schools and the public.

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Call for the creation of digital teaching and learning materials

The second round funded by the Innovationsstiftung für Bildung is starting. This time, experts will produce new teaching and learning materials together with learners and teachers. Deadline: February 22, 2019.

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Horizon 2020 calls within the work programme "Science with and for Society"

Two new calls are open as part of the Horizon 2020 work programme "Science with and for Society". Project proposals can be submitted on the topics "Consolidating and expanding the knowledge base on citizen science" and "Exploring and supporting citizen science". The calls close on 2 April 2019.

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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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