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 This working group is creating a catalogue of questions as a guide to assess the feasibility/logic in opening specific citizen science biodiversity databases. 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…
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 In the working group for legal aspects in citizen science, a catalogue of recommendations for general legal questions pertaining to citizen science questions was created. Head: 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…
Working group for open science training courses Open science methods have been promoted together with the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and the Open Science Network Austria. 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…
Working group for synergies and innovation The working group is aimed at the systematic development of scientific partnerships. Existing networks shall be made more visible and existing tools more available. 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.…
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 The goal of this working group is to bring together previous experiences of citizen science projects with schools. Marika Cieslinski & Petra 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…
The purpose of this working group is to advance collaboration in German-speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) 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…

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