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Citizen Science Zurich

Citizen Science Zurich

  • Welcome on our website

    Citizen Science Zurich is a joint initiative by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, supported by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. We strive for an open, diverse and inclusive science, where research is done with the public and for the public. Therefore, we want to inspire and support people to engage in different forms of participatory research.

  • Seed Grant call 2024 is now open

    Once a year we award Seed Grants for the development or implementation of participatory Citizen Science projects. With the Grants we promote the participation and involvement of citizens in science and research and enable the implementation of innovative research projects. Teams of academic researchers from the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich and citizens can jointly submit their project ideas until 3 March, 2024.

  • HealthFerm launches Citizen Science Experiment

    Do you maintain and cultivate your own sourdough or are you interested in fermentation in general? The European research project "HealthFerm", in which Citizen Science Zurich is actively involved, would like to advance research on plant-based, fermented foods together with you. By filling out a questionnaire or sending in a sample of your sourdough, you can make an important contribution to the project.

  • Business Idea? 5 Questions on ‘the Object Set’ from Noanamá, Colombia

    The exhibition "Business Idea?" at the Ethnological Museum deals with the Noanamá collection from Colombia acquired by the businessman Borys Malkin in 1969. And asks how such a commercial collecting practice can be classified from different perspectives. The research project is supported by one of our Seed Grants.

How can we help you?

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Get started

Wondering about Citizen Science? Curious to see real world examples? Find inspiration and more information.

Get involved

Are you looking for opportunities to participate in research projects? Browse through our various Citizen Science projects or get in touch with us.


Do you want to improve your skills and knowledge in Citizen Science? Take a look at our trainings and workshops for students, researchers, practitioners and citizens.


Do you have a project idea and need conceptual or financial support? Take a look at our different support services.

Digital Tools

Do you want to collect or analyze digital data but lack the right tool to do so? Take a look at our tools to set up and run Citizen Science projects.

Get connected

Are you looking for ways to get involved in our community? Connect with us, become a member or join forces with us as our partners.

Upcoming events

  • Tue, 5.12.
    12:30 Uhr
    5.12.2023, 12:30: Lunch & Learn Open Science – Bye bye Elsevier! Der Weg zu Platinum Open Access am Beispiel der Zeitschrift SComS
  • Sun, 10.12.
    15:00 Uhr
    10.12.2023, 15:00: Geplündert oder gekauft? Die Wege von Objekten in eine Museumssammlung als Spiegel von Weltsichten
  • Thu, 14.12.
    12:15 Uhr
    14.12.2023, 12:15: Informations-Event auf Deutsch: Seed Grants Ausschreibung 2024
  • Mon, 18.12.
    14:00 Uhr
    18.12.2023, 14:00: Online-Podiumsdiskussion: Interesse für Wissenschaft kennt kein Alter. Citizen Science und Wissenschaftsvermittlung mit und für ältere Menschen
  • Mon, 8.1.
    12:15 Uhr
    8.1.2024, 12:15: MethodenMontag: Three Types of Knowledge Tool – Drei Arten des Wissens
  • Thu, 11.1.
    12:15 Uhr
    11.1.2024, 12:15: English Information Event: Seed Grants Call 2024
  • Tue, 16.1.
    16:00 Uhr
    16.1.2024, 16:00: General Assembly Citizen Science Zurich
  • Thu, 18.1.
    09:00 Uhr
    18.1.2024, 09:00: Workshop: Citizen Science in Bibliotheken und Archiven (Kurstag 1)
  • Tue, 23.1.
    09:00 Uhr
    23.1.2024, 09:00: Workshop: Citizen Science in Bibliotheken und Archiven (Kurstag 2)

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