These pages give you a general overview of our organization. Current projects, events and in-depth information can be found on our platform citizenscience.ch
The Competence Center — Citizen Science (dubbed Citizen Science Center Zurich) is a joint initiative of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The Center aims at engaging academic scientists and the public in next-generation citizen science projects.
The Competence Center — Citizen Science (dubbed Citizen Science Center Zurich) is a joint initiative of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. The Center aims at engaging academic scientists and the public in next-generation citizen science projects., tackling problems from fundamental physics to human health. Researchers at both UZH and ETHZ have a strong track record in citizen science, participatory research, and citizen science-related fields such as artificial intelligence, social science and the law. Combining these researchers’ expertise represents a unique opportunity for synergy.
The Center provides the resources, expertise and technical know-how to researchers to develop, set up, and run citizen science projects, while maintaining the highest standards of data security.
Citizen Science Center Zurich and the SDGs
Citizen Science complements traditional scientific expertise by engaging the general public in the scientific process, and provides new knowledge by supporting collaborative intelligence and co-creation. By facilitating scientific and community-based solutions, Citizen Science plays a key role in supporting the 7 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN 2030 Agenda.
The Citizen Science Center Zurich aims at enabling researchers and citizens to create and conduct research collaborations that produce excellent science while supporting the SDGs.
Organization and structure
The Citizen Science Center Zurich is overseen by a Board of Directors and managed by a Managing Director, heading the Center’s Office. The work of the Center is counselled by a General Assembly.
The Board of Directors consists of two directors from the University of Zurich and two from ETH Zurich.
The General Assembly, which meets once a year, includes heads of research groups at UZH and ETH and associate members (heads of research groups from other universities).
The Center’s office supports the directorate and it’s the focal point of the Center.