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Citizen Science Network Austria

The Citizen Science Network Austria, coordinated by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, was founded in 2017. This network aims to further extend citizen science in Austria, promote its quality and strengthen the dialogue between science and society.

In order to also formally record the network’s tasks, all member institutions in the network sign a Memorandum of Understanding. The most important extracts from this MoU can be found here:

These institutions from the fields of science, research, education and practical experience declare, taking into consideration the respective institutional scope, that they are pursuing the following goals:

  • To further establish citizen science in Austria
  • To promote the quality of citizen science in Austria
  • To strengthen the profile of citizen science in Austria

The member institutions declare that they want to complete the following so as to achieve these goals:

  • Participate in the annual meeting as part of the Austrian Citizen Science Conference.
  • Use the online Österreich forscht platform ( to display citizen science and citizen science projects externally.
  • Establish and actively collaborate in working groups on specific topics by representatives from the undersigned partner institutions.

You can find a list of and brief introduction to all member institutions in the Partner section. Furthermore, Citizen Science Network Austria has also agreed partnerships with international networks. Individual collaboration agreements were concluded with these parties. A list of international partners can be found in the section International partners. Citizen Science Network Austria is also delighted by other supporters who contribute to the Österreich forscht network or platform primarily through their actions. These can be found in the section Supporters.

Since 2017, we have reported on the accomplishments of the Citizen Science Network Austria in the form of an annual performance report. These performance reports can be found here.


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