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  • What is citizen science?
    In very simple terms, citizen science involves scientific projects that have been carried out with the help of, or entirely by, interested amateurs. These citizen scientists formulate research questions, report observations, take measurements, assess data and/or write publications. One requirement…
  • About Österreich forscht
    Our vision In the future it should be just as normal to work in a citizen science project as to be a member of an association, e.g. the voluntary fire brigade or a music ensemble. We want people to see…
We congratulate the StadtWildTiere Wien project on 11,000 (!) wildlife sightings in Vienna. You can find more information in the current blog post (in German).
The calls listed here do not claim to be correct or complete. If you are aware of an open call that is not listed here, or if you discover an incorrect entry, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view…

Fossilfinder

  • geology
Due to the enormous request and the multitude of consignments of fossil images encompassing almost the entire Earth history, the precise issues and the resulting project target were adapted in accordance to the requirements and wishes oft he citizen scientists. The stratigraphical window was adjusted and expanded on the entire…
In the Hallstatt salt mine there are numerous textile remains from the period between 1500 and 300 BC, which provide an insight into ancient weaving techniques. They are scientifically analysed and reworked in the Prehistoric Department of the Natural History Museum in order to understand the manufacturing technique and the…
Citizen science has been carried out in many parts of the world for some time now and since the mid-2010s, citizen science initiatives have become increasingly connected on a national and international scale.  To our knowledge, the oldest ongoing project in Austria is the the phaenology project at the Zentralanstalt für…
A short report on our last workshop "senseBox - Citizen Science mit Open Hardware für SDG 11 - Nachhaltige Städte und Siedlungen" (in German) is now online. Have a look!
With the Citizen Science Center Zurich, operated by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, the Citizen Science Network Austria has its first international partner, with whom a formal Memorandum of Understanding has been signed, putting further cooperation on a new footing. The Citizen Science Center Zurich aims to provide…
With Schweiz forscht, which is run by the Science et cité foundation, we have found another competent and reliable partner from Switzerland. Schweiz forscht is the Swiss counterpart to Österreich forscht and lists citizen science projects from Switzerland and provides general information on citizen science. Schweiz forscht is in charge…
Bürger schaffen Wissen, jointly run by Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is the German citizen science platform. It features projects, publications, a blog, and general information on citizen science and has been active since…
At the last platform meeting of Österreich forscht, a new working group was founded. The aim of the Strategy Working Group is to develop a strategy with a plan of action for Österreich forscht and the Citizen Science Network Austria until 2025. More information can be found on the new…
Head: Florian Heigl, Daniel Dörler and Ronald Würflinger Goal: Development of a strategy including an action plan for the development of the Citizen Science Network Austria and the associated platform Österreich forscht until 2025. At the platform meeting on 3 December 2020, all partners present decided to establish this working…
With SPOTTERON we would like to introduce a supporter of the Citizen Science Network Austria, without whom Österreich forscht would not exist in its present form. At the end of 2014, when Österreich forscht was still a self-built website, the founder of SPOTTERON became aware of it. He understood our…
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