Citizen Science is the active participation of citizens in research, often in collaboration with full-time scientists. The degree of participation varies and can range from recording observations to taking on complex research tasks or developing new research questions. Citizen Science is currently experiencing a rapid upturn in Germany. By now, Citizen Science has come to be recognized as an integral part of the scientific landscape in all disciplines.

The Leibniz Network Citizen Science aims to pool the activities and competencies in the field of Citizen Science within the Leibniz Association and to actively introduce the topic of Citizen Science into the scientific and strategic discourse. The network currently comprises 21 institutes from four sections. The network members implement more than 50 different Citizen Science projects.

For more information about citizen science projects in the Leibniz Association, click here.

Dr Miriam Brandt
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW), Berlin
T +49 30 5168 109
Deputy Coordinator
Silke Voigt-Heucke
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science (MfN)
T +49 30 889140 8112