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

“Two scientists come into a bar …” – Citizen Science at the Pint of Science Festival in Zürich

On Wednesday May 22nd after work, the team of the Citizen Science Center Zurich, along with about 50 other people, gathered in the BQM bar near the Federal Technical Institute in Zürich for the last evening of the Pint of Science Festival - and a night full of (citizen) science. Pint of Science is an … Continue reading “Two scientists come into a bar …” – Citizen Science at the Pint of Science Festival in Zürich

Auf 1940 m Grenzen überwinden – Die Österreichische Citizen Science Konferenz 2019

von Sophie Hanak, Citizen Science Network Austria (c) by Universitätszentrum Obergurgl Derzeit liegt in Obergurgl (Tirol, Österreich) noch Schnee, jedoch wird dieser den saftigen Wiesen Platz gemacht haben, wenn sich die TeilnehmerInnen zur 5. Österreichischen Citizen Science Konferenz vom 26.-28. Juni in das Universitätszentrum Obergurgl aufmachen. Die Konferenz steht dieses Jahr unter dem Motto "Grenzen … Continue reading Auf 1940 m Grenzen überwinden – Die Österreichische Citizen Science Konferenz 2019

The Citizen Science Center Zürich at the UN Environment Assembly

Our Managing Director Rosy Mondardini was part of the international Citizen Science delegation that attended the Science-Policy-Business Forum at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4), with the aim of promoting Citizen Science at the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. A lot of the focus at UN Environment is quantifying the progress of the Sustainable … Continue reading The Citizen Science Center Zürich at the UN Environment Assembly