(Inter)national Project Platforms
Österreich forscht – which is run by a citizen science working group of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna – provides information on citizen science and bundles more than 40 Austrian citizen science projects. Recently, citizen science quality criteria were developed (February 2018), which will apply to new projects of the platform with immediate effect. All citizen science projects that are already on the platform have one year to fulfill all criteria. In addition, the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences has set up a citizen science page listing the citizen science projects carried out at the university.
The website Citizen Science at the University of Vienna aims to increase the visibility of citizen science at the University of Vienna, to facilitate cooperation and exchange between interested researchers at this institution, and to inform about current activities around citizen science.
The University of Innsbruck has also set up a citizen science area on its website, which will be used for further networking. Citizen science projects of the university are also presented here.
The Museum of Natural History in Vienna has set up a participating area with its own citizen science projects on its website and wants to establish itself as a citizen science Hub.
The dutch platform iedereenwetenschapper collects citizen science projects from different scientific fields.
The Danish Citizen Science platform citizenscience.dk presents projects on various topics.
The Citizen Science platform Bürgerschaffenwissen presents numerous scientific projects from Germany. Initiators of citizen science projects can upload them on the platform themselves, exchange experiences and cross-link; interested people can search for suitable projects by means of filters.
The Citizen Science platform Schweiz forscht offers an overview of projects on different topics such as society, climate, language and the universe as well as information on citizen science and the national network in Switzerland.
medborgarforskning.se is the Swedish citizen science platform, which started in spring 2018.
Australia, CANADA & USA
In Australia the project platform Australian Citizen Science Project Finder can be found. It offers the possibility to search for international citizen science projects.
The Canadian government has created a Citizen Science Portal on its website and presents a number of scientific projects.
The scientific online magazin Scientific American presents a big collection of interesting citizen science projects on the website in the menu item "education".
On the American platform SciStarter hundreds of citizen science projects from around the world can be found and filtered by place, activity and topic.
The platform Open Innovation by the Austrian government gives an overview of Austrian best practice examples and presents the Austrian strategy on open innovation. It is one of the first of such strategies in the world.
Innovationskraftwerk is a German open innovation platform dealing with economic, scientific and societal issues addressing institutions searching for solutions and solution finders.
The platform Innocentive is primarily adressing institutions in search of very specialised solutions. A financial incentive is given to problem solvers. There are challenges in areas like business, natural sciences and social innovation.
Innoget is an open innovation market place for the exchange of knowledge and technologies. Companies publish calls for technological solutions in areas like energy, biology and agriculture. At the same time already developed technologies can be bought on the platform.
Research and Contact
As a service point the Center for Citizen Science supports and researches into national and international projects and platforms and distributes current information in the community. A project overview prepared by the Center presents ongoing citizen science projects in Austria: PDF for download (as of November 2016).
To gain deeper insights into projects, the Center for Citizen Science registers from time to time as "Citizen Science Center Austria" on platforms or projects.
The citizen science team is looking forward to networking and getting in touch with projects and platforms.