Hacking COVID-19 with AI and Citizen Science

At regional and national levels, policy makers urgently need the best scientific information in order to make informed policy decisions. When should schools be re-opened? What proportion of the population is wearing masks in public? Useful data can come from various sources (scientific articles and preprints, 'grey literature' reports, social media, and more) but the … Continue reading Hacking COVID-19 with AI and Citizen Science

Report: Supporting Citizen Science in Academia and Beyond

On January 16th 2020, about 100 Citizen Science (CS) enthusiasts from all over Switzerland met up at ETH Zurich to discuss some hot topics in the current debate around Citizen Science and academia. The workshop series was organized by the Citizen Science Center Zurich and the Participatory Science Academy. Workshop session at "Supporting Citizen Science … Continue reading Report: Supporting Citizen Science in Academia and Beyond

Citizen Science & the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 2

In this series of blogs, Rosy Mondardini (Managing Director of Citizen Science Center Zurich) shares her view on the potentials of Citizen Science as a way for researchers and citizens to contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular to the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Part 1 - … Continue reading Citizen Science & the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 2

Wenker, Wiesel, Wochenende!

Neue Projekte und Aktivitäten zum Zürcher Wissenschaftsfestival Scientifica Kaum zurück aus den Sommerferien sind wir bereits schwer beschäftigt: Das Projekt "Wenker: Schweizerdeutsch 1930 / 2020“ über die lokalen Dialekte der Schweiz wurde bereits Anfang Juli in überarbeiteter Form gelauncht und ist sehr gut angelaufen. Auf der Projektseite kann man handschriftliche Dialekt-Texte nach Regionen filtern und … Continue reading Wenker, Wiesel, Wochenende!

Citizen Science & the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 1

In this series of blogs, Rosy Mondardini (Managing Director of Citizen Science Center Zurich) shares her view on the potentials of Citizen Science as a way for researchers and citizens to contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular to the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Part 1 – … Continue reading Citizen Science & the Sustainable Development Goals – Part 1