Concept study on the applicability of Citizen Science in departmental research of the Federal Environment Agency

Duration August 2015 – May 2016

Project Manager Dr. René John

Client BMUB, UBA

Cooperation Partner technopolis |group|, nexus Institut für Kooperationsmanagement und interdisziplinäre Forschung, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

The concept study aims to examine, with a view to concrete examples, to what extent Citizen Science can be applied in UBA departmental research. In this context, the purposes and forms of Citizen Science will be analysed, which may be useful in UBA departmental research and in environmental policy as a whole.

In addition, positive effects for citizens and the social added value of UBA’s Citizen Science projects are determined. It will be discussed how Citizen Science can strengthen the legitimacy, practicability and acceptance of departmental research. The results will be brought together in a concept that offers an introduction to the topic of civic science, identifies the conditions for success for the use in departmental research, and identifies possible fields of application.

Final report at UBA and at BMUB

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