Is your research going to generate knowledge and data that can help assessing, monitoring and in general achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
You may have done citizen science projects before, or you may only have heard about it, and are just exploring the opportunity. In all cases, the Center is available to investigate with you all aspects of your project and makes sure that CS is an appropriate solution, and that your project will produce excellent scientific results while maximizing the involvement of citizens at all possible stages (Citizen Science “Zurich style”).
Before reaching out to the Citizen Science Center Zurich, please prepare some structured information to help us understand your idea and plans.
Once the resources required for your project are clear, you may decide that you need additional skills, people, or financial resources. If so, it may be interesting to explore more formal and longer-term partnerships with the Center or its network.
When setting up a project that involves the participation of citizens, researchers need to be aware of possible ethical and social issues. The Center has partnered with the Health Ethics and Policy Lab at ETH and with the Digital Society Initiative at UZH to build and provide the necessary knowledge in the field.