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  • What is citizen science?
    In very simplified terms, in citizen science, scientific projects are carried out with the assistance or completely by interested amateurs [lat. amator "lover"]. The Citizen Scientists formulate research questions, report observations, carry out measurements, evaluate data and/or write publications. Compliance…
  • 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…
  • Welcome at Österreich forscht!

    Here you can find everything about Citizen Science in Austria. 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 science no longer as an elite programme, but as a process that affects all our lives, a process which is an important part of society and is worth understanding. However, the fun and enjoyment of research should not be neglected. We do not understand citizen science as an infotainment concept, but as a collaborative process through which new insights can be gained.

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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 science no longer as an elite program, but as a…
We are deligthed to welcome a new partner in the Citizen Science Network Austria. the Graz University of Technology is the first technological university to become a member in our network.
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…
Knowledge about citizen science can be acquired online as well as at various institutions in many different learning formats. In addition to universities, which present the basic methods of citizen science in various courses, there are also further education opportunities offered by associations or networks. Since such continuing education opportunities…
Graz University of Technology has built up an impressive record of achievements in teaching and research over more than 200 years. The research activities range from high-quality basic research and application-oriented research to industrial implementation. Co-operation projects with science and business play an important role. In five “Fields of Expertise”…
We are very pleased to welcome another new project on Österreich forscht! In the project Forest areas for the forest dormouse you can participate in surveying the distribution and habitats of these cute animals. You can find more information on the project page.
Overview You can tell by its name: The forest dormouse (Dryomys nitedula) is a characteristic species for deciduous and mixed forests. It belongs to the dormouse family and its survival is inextricably linked with forest habitats. The forest dormouse is protected throughout Europe, but data on its distribution is largely…
We are very happy to welcome a new project to Österreich forscht! The Explorer Challenge invites school children to learn about insects as food source and to do some research on the topic as well.
The golden jackal (Canis aureus) was not considered native in Austria, until the first golden jackal discovery was made in 1987, followed by sporadic records scattered over several federal states and in 2007 the first reproduction record was documented in the National Park "Neusiedler See-Seewinkel". Since then, rumours about camera…
The Call for Proposals for the Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2022 is out! On the conference page you will find all information about the motto and submission. We are looking forward to many contributions!

Explorer Challenge

  • animals
  • food
The Austrian start-up Livin Farms develops innovative technologies for the sustainable breeding of insects. Food and other organic residues can be recycled with the help of insects and converted back into valuable proteins. In this way, cycles can be closed and food systems can be made more sustainable. Explorer Challenge…
Have you discovered the newest project on Österreich forscht? The project Cats do science investigates the influence of cat mint on house cats. Have a look!
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