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Here you can find all Young Citizen Science pilot projects, the projects of the Citizen Science Awards and the projects resulting from the funding initiative Top Citizen Science of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the OeAD. By means of different filters you can search these projects for possibilities to participate in research.
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Ongoing Projects

Amphibien & Reptilien Österreichs
 Österreich
Amphibien, Reptilien, Herpetofauna

Welche Reptilien- und Amphibien sind in Österreich vom Aussterben bedroht? Wie kann ich herausfinden, zu welcher Art mein Fund gehört?

01.01.2002 -
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Bienenstand.at
 Österreich
Biene, Winter, Überwinterung

Von welchen Faktoren ist der Überwinterungserfolg der Bienenvölker abhängig? Wie viele Bienen überleben die Kälte nicht?

01.03.2017 - 31.05.2017
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CiSciSusaki
 Samothraki, Greece
island, sustainability, future

The aim of the project is to promote a more sustainable future for the Greek island of Samothraki.

15.06.2016 - 14.06.2018
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CITREE
 Dornbirn, Innsbruck
trees, cities, climate

Trees fulfil important functions in cities. This project will enable citizens to watch the growth of urban trees.

01.10.2016 - 30.09.2018
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CODE IT! - Making sense of vaccination policy in Austria
 Austria and beyond
vaccination, virus, press

The socio-politically controversial issue of HPV vaccination will be researched by and with young people - the segment of society that is the most affected by it.

01.09.2016 - 30.06.2017
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DachsSpurenSuche
 Vienna and surroundings
badgers, traces, wild animals

The project "StadtWildTiere" records amimal observations and puts a focus on badgers in and around Vienna with "DachsSpurenSuche".

27.05.2015 - 31.12.2017
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The Political Participation Observer
 Austria
participation, politics, democracy

In the project "Political Participation Observer“ citizens collect political participation offers and possibilities and share the information on the project platform.

01.03.2017 - 28.02.2018
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Früherkennung von Entwicklungsstörungen
 Graz und Umgebung
Fragiles X Syndrom, Entwicklung, Video

Was ist das Fragile X Syndrom (FXS)? Von welchen Verhaltensauffälligkeiten wird die Entwicklungsstörung begleitet? Wie kann sie früher diagnostiziert werden?

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2018
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Hörnchen zählen!
 österreichische Landeshauptstädte
Eichhörnchen, Bestand, Stadt

Welche Eichhörnchen gibt es in Österreichs Landeshauptstädten? Wo kann ich mich über den Bestand informieren?

01.05.2017 - 30.06.2017
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Icon-E: Initial Concerns Extended
 Graz and the surrounding area
children, development, abnormalities

“Science meets nursery school”: It is often the day care providers who first raise the suspicion of a childs’ divergent development – as with children with Fragile X Syndrome.

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2018
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Inside Trading Cultures
 Greater St. Pölten area
books, literature, ethnography

How does the global trade in books work? What role do book fairs play? In this project citizen scientists participate in ethnographic fieldwork at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017.

01.11.2016 - 30.04.2018
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IsoPROTECT Austria
 Austria
food, origin, soil

The aim of the project is the systematic creation of a terrestrial and aquatic isotopic landscape of Austria for determining the origin of regionally produced food.

01.07.2016 - 31.12.2017
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PolitikRadar
 Österreich
Partizipation, Politik, Demokratie

Über den Politik Radar sammeln Bürger/innen politische Mitgestaltungsangebote und teilen diese über eine Online-Plattform.

01.03.2017 - 28.02.2018
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QuakeWatch Austria
 Austria
earthquakes, Austria, sensors, app

Description and quantitative observations of the impact of earthquakes via a smartphone app and easy to use low-cost seismic sensors.

01.12.2014 - 30.06.2017
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Care & Heat
 German speaking countries
heat, care, climate change

The rising temperature influences health and care situations. Citizen scientists and health professionals are invited to share their experiences.

01.09.2016 - 30.09.2017
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Spielen gegen Phishing
 Österreich
Phishing, Spielen, Spam

Was ist Phishing? Welche betrügerischen Strategien werden genutzt, um an persönliche Daten zu gelangen?

01.05.2017 - 30.06.2017
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Tea Bag Index
 independent of location
tea bags, soil, decomposition

The aim of this project is to measure the decomposition of organic matter by burying tea bags in the soil.

01.07.2010 - 31.12.2018
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Unsere vertriebenen Nachbarn
 Zentralraum Niederösterreich
Nachbarn, Vertreibung, Judentum

Wie veränderte sich das Leben der jüdischen Bevölkerung Niederösterreichs vor, während und nach der NS-Zeit? Wie gestaltete sich das christlich-jüdische Zusammenleben?

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
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Our expelled neighbours
 Central Lower Austria
jews, life, history

Participants will look into the lives and fates of the Jewish population in central Lower Austria before, during and after National Socialism.

01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
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Viel-Falter TCS
 Tyrol
butterflies, observing, Austria

This project examines whether and how butterfly observations carried out by non-professional volunteers can be used to support a permanent biodiversity monitoring.

01.11.2016 - 31.10.2018
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Views in*2 Literacies
 independent of location
language, learning, stories

What are the relevant aspects for successful literacy acquisition and language learning? Adolescents and adults reflect about favorable and adverse learning conditions by creating Digital Literacy Narratives.

15.01.2017 - 30.04.2018
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Wasser schafft
 Österreich
Wasser, Messung, Nährstoffbelastung

Belasten Bachregulierungen die Wasser- und Sedimentqualität? Welche Unterschiede zwischen regulierten und natürlichen Bächen sind in der chemischen Zusammensetzung messbar?

01.01.2015 - 30.09.2017
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Wasser schafft
 location independent
water, sampling, nutrient loadings

The project "Wasser schafft" ("Water can") will analyse the effects of nutrient loadings and stream morphology on the self-purification capacity of streams.

01.01.2015 - 30.09.2017
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Xibalba_TCS
 Mexico, region of Tulum
Mexico, fresh water, monitoring

In Tulum, a small Mexican town at the Caribbean coast, citizens and scientists join to prise out valuable information of a vast hidden karst groundwater regime for learning more about their important water resource.

01.11.2016 - 30.06.2018
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Young Crowd
 independent of location
youth, safety, disaster

Young people investigate the safety and disaster preparedness of their environment with the help of an app.

01.12.2016 - 30.11.2017
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Completed Projects

Abenteuer Faltertage
 independent of location
butterflies, species, observation

"Abenteuer Faltertage" will establish a butterfly network all over Austria to explore and protect native butterflies.

01.04.2015 - 31.03.2017
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Alraune
 independent of location
allergies, lifestyle, environment

"ALRAUNE – Tracing allergies" investigates the development of allergies.

01.12.2014 - 31.12.2016
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Hedgehogs on their way
 Austria / bordering countries
hedgehogs, gardens, animal traces

In our project we are looking for interested persons to explore the distribution of hedgehogs in gardens all over Austria.

01.12.2014 - 30.09.2016
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FarbVerrückt!
 Austria
autumn, phenology, leaf colouring

In "FarbVerrückt" citizen scientists observe and explore autumn leaf colouring and leaf fall in Austria.

01.07.2015 - 30.11.2015
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FotoQuest Austria
 Österreich
land use, landscape, environment

With more detailled and complete data about land use, changes of the landscape and their effects on the environment can be better understood.

09.07.2015 - 30.09.2016
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ObstVerrückt
 Austria
fruits, trees, climate change

Let’s talk about fruits! Where do they grow? When do they ripen? When is the blossom of apricots in the Wachau in Lower Austria? Are plants influenced by climate change?

01.04.2014 - 30.09.2016
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OnlineLabs4All
 independent of location
online labs, experiments, ideas

In "OnlineLabs4All" citizen scientists supported the development of adaptive reusable interfaces for online labs.

01.11.2014 - 31.10.2016
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Let's have a look at our meadows!
 Austria
Arnica, Wasp Spider, biodiversity

Where is the Wasp Spider on the rise as a result of global warming? Where can you still find the medicinal plant Arnica?

25.03.2015 - 31.12.2016
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Search for the Swedish Narrow Headed Ant
 Inner Oetz Valley
ant, Oetz Valley, distribution

The project investigates the distribution of the endangered Swedish Narrow Headed Ant in the Inner Oetz Valley.

01.05.2015 - 31.12.2016
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Who Cares?
 independent of location
stories, care, support

"Who Cares?" invites interested citizens to share their care story/stories in order to find out what a fair future care culture might look like.

01.12.2014 - 30.11.2016
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YAPES
 independent of location
politics, youth, everyday experiences

Teenagers are invited to collect and share their daily political experiences.

01.12.2014 - 30.06.2016
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