Reading material

We have selected these links and papers for you to browse, become informed and inspired. The list is not in any way complete, and it does not have to be looked through entirely. Please let us know if you would like to add something. Enjoy!



For fun and to get a first impression:

The Crowd and the Cloud: TV-series on citizen science:


To learn more about citizen science and citizen science projects:  

Zooniverse: Our jury member Kevin Schawinski has co-founded Galaxy Zoo, which later became Zooniverse – home to some of the Internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects:

Rethinking Science and Public Participation: Our speaker Bruno Strasser has initiated a blog on citizen science:

Schweiz forscht: In collaboration with the Citizen Science Network Switzerland, Science et Cité is developing an online overview of Swiss citizen science projects. The website has been launched in September 2016 and is available in German and French language:

Doing It Together Science: (DITOs) is organizing many innovative events across Europe focusing on the active involvement of citizens in Citizen Science:

Interactive map: An interactive map by the European Citizen Science Association, you can zoom in on citizen science projects in different countries:

Citizen Cyberlab Blog Citizen Cyberlab, a project based on a partnership between the European Particle Physics Laboratory, CERN, the UN Institute for Training and Research, UNITAR, and the University of Geneva also has a blog:


Global citizen science:

Citizen science germany: Online magazine (in German): :

Citizen science alliance CSA: collaboration of scientists, software developers and educators:

Scientific American:


Environmental Protection Agency EPA:

Eurac research:


To get started on your own project:

Typology of participartion in citizen science by Muki Haklay:

Arnstein Ladder of Citizen Participation:

RRI Toolkit: Advice on how to put public engagement into practice by the European Commission on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), including a toolbox:

Bürger schaffen Wissen: A citizen science forum for Germany; it includes a guide for citizen science practitioners:

Citizen Science in Switzerland: An article on citizen science by "swissinfo":



We the Scientists: a Human Right to Citizen Science by Effy Vayena & John Tasioulas: pdf (PDF, 247 KB)

UZH News: Research Tapping the Power of Citizen Science: pdf (PDF, 686 KB)

LERU: Citizen Science at universities: trends, guidelines and recommendations: pdf (PDF, 305 KB)