Working groups

Here you can find the working groups of the Citizen Science Network Austria. They are constantly advancing the method of citizen science, the platform and the network.

 

Working group for open biodiversity databases in citizen science Head: Florian Heigl, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna At the annual meeting of the Citizen Science Network Austria platform on 31 January 2018, the partners in attendance decided to set up a working group for open biodiversity databases. The following points led us to get involved in this subject: An ethical dilemma occurs…
Working group for quality criteria The working group for quality criteria was established to create criteria for the platform that are as objective, traceable and, above all, publicly visible as possible. Head: Florian Heigl and Daniel Dörler, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna At the annual meeting of the Österreich forscht platform on 1 March 2017, the partners in attendance decided to…
Working group for legal aspects in citizen science IHead: Tobias Reckling, University of Vienna In the course of creating quality criteria for citizen science projects on Österreich forscht, it was soon pointed out that there was a need for recommendations for existing and new citizen science projects in certain fields that project managers could use as guidance. One very important area concerns legal questions that…
Working group for open science trainings Head: Daniel Dörler, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Benjamin Missbach, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft The open science training courses working group is concerned with specific open science tools and their discipline-specific application. Tools that are used in the entire research cycle are brought together in regular meetings. The tools identified form the basis for training workshops in…
Working group for synergies and innovation Head: Eveline Wandl-Vogt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Austrian Academy of Sciences Alexander Schatek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Topotheque Thomas Palfinger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Austrian Academy of Sciences The number of citizen science and crowdsourcing projects is continuously increasing, both in Austria and worldwide. The actors in the projects are becoming more diverse and the operation structures are becoming more complex. This thereby also increases the importance of…
Working group for the Austrian Citizen Science Conference The Austrian Citizen Science Conference takes place annually and is organised by the partners of the Citizen Science Network Austria. Head: Daniel Dörler Florian Heigl The conference working group organises the annual Austrian Citizen Science Conference. It is made up of a local organisation team that changes every year according to the location of the conference and…
Working group for citizen science in/with schools Head:Marika CieslinskiPetra Siegele (Center for Citizen Science, OEAD) The working group for citizen science in/with schools was established as part of the platform meeting on 26 June 2019 in Obergurgl. Especially over the last ten years, Austria has built up a range of skills and expertise concerning the cooperation between science and schools, with notable examples being the…
The mission and goals of the working group for collaboration in the D-A-CH region: the purpose of this working group is to advance collaboration in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), take advantage of similarities, exchange best practices and establish shorter routes for (informal) exchanges. The goal of this is to enable trilateral project consortiums, launch projects, have a stronger presence on an international scale, build…

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