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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 program, 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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Ideenbox

  • health
The Ideenbox (ideas box) collects the problems of citizens and patients around the topic of health (such as physical and mental health issues, social consequences, care, health prevention...), for which solutions are to be developed with citizens, researchers and other stakeholders. Which health problem do you want research to solve? Who…
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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…
The Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich is a tertiary education and research institution of the federal government and offers scientifically sound and professionally related training, advanced training and further education for teachers. Of the approximately 5,500 students, more than half are completing their initial training as educators (elementary education, primary education, secondary…
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…
Next week, the last lecture on the Sculptured Resin Bee project in our citizen science lecture series will take place. In the current blog post you will find more information and the link to the registration.
"10 years of senseBox" is the title of the next presentation in our Citizen Science Seminar-series. You can find all the details about this presentation and the link to the free registration in the current blog post.
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 platform…
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…
26 short articles about the ambition and meaning of citizen science are waiting for you in the new blog post. All of them were written in the course of the Austrian Citizen Science Conference 2020. We look forward to numerous readers!

Looking for Cowslips

  • plants
  • land use
This spring, scientists invite everybody around Europe to take part in the biggest cowslip observation campaign “Looking for Cowslips”. The aim of the project is to examine the patterns of flower morphological traits (i.e. heterostyly) in cowslip populations all across Europe using a citizen science approach. The citizen science project…
We invite urban community gardens, garden projects or similar garden initiatives to take part in this project and research alongside us. The goal of this project is to scientifically assess the potential risk of heavy metal contamination in crop plants in Vienna’s city gardens. Background Urban gardening has become increasingly…
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