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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

Amphibians & Reptiles in Austria
 Austria
amphibians, reptiles, herpetological

Which reptiles and amphibians are threatened by extinction in Austria? How can I find out which species the animal I found belongs to?

01.01.2002 -
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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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DachsSpurenSuche
 Vienna and surroundings
badgers, traces, wild animals

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

27.05.2015 - 31.12.2017
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A voice for all
 Österreich
disability, survey, statistics

Accessible survey methodology for household surveys of people with mental disabilities

01.06.2017 - 30.06.2018
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Early Recognition of developmental disorders
 Graz and surrounding area
Fragile X Syndrome, development, education

What is the Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)? Which behavioural abnormalities accompany the developmental disorder? How can it be diagnosed earlier?

01.09.2016 - 31.08.2018
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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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INTER-ACT
 independent of location
copyright, discussion, platform

Copyright concerns us all: Let us jointly find and develop new consensus-based solutions for a modern and fair copyright!

15.07.2017 - 30.06.2019
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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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Earth construction in the Weinviertel
 Weinviertel, Niederösterreich
earth construction, Weinviertel, culture

Earth was of great importance as construction material over centuries but disappeared increasingly as a shaper of our cultural landscape.

01.07.2017 - 30.06.2018
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Medication on everyones’ lips
 independent of location
medication, prescription, management

Citizens provide their knowledge concerning experiences and strategies in everyday life when taking prescribed medication.

01.01.2017 - 28.02.2018
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PolitikRadar
 Austria
Participation, politics, democracy

Via the Political Radar citizens collect options for political participation and share them via an online platform.

01.03.2017 - 28.02.2018
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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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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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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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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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Our expelled neighbours
 St. Pölten and surrounding area
neighbours, expelled, judaism

How did the lives of the Jewish population of Lower Austria change – before, during and after the Nazi era? How did Christians and Jews live together?

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
 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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Wasser schafft
 Austria
Water, measurement, nutrient contamination

Do stream regulations have an adverse effect on water and sediment quality? Which differences between regulated and natural streams can be detected in the chemical composition?

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

The aim of "Abenteuer Faltertage" was to 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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Bienenstand.at
 Austria
Bee, winter, colony

On which factors does the overwintering success of bee colonies depend? How many bees do not survive the winter’s cold?

01.03.2017 - 31.05.2017
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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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Hedgehogs on their way
 Austria / bordering countries
hedgehogs, gardens, animal traces

In this project scientists were looking for interested citizens 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 were observing 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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Counting squirrels
 Capitals of the Austrian provinces
Squirrel, City, population

Which squirrels live in the capitals of the Austrian provinces? Where can I get information about the number of squirrels there?

01.05.2017 - 30.06.2017
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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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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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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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Playing against phishing
 Austria
Phishing, games, spam

What is phishing? Which fraudulent strategies do criminals use to get their hands on personal data?

01.05.2017 - 30.06.2017
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Search for the Swedish Narrow Headed Ant
 Inner Oetz Valley
ant, Oetz Valley, distribution

The project investigated 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?" invited 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 were invited to collect and share their daily political experiences.

01.12.2014 - 30.06.2016
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