Citizen Science School Contacts
Schools are excellent research partners. In Austria, there are already numerous educational institutions that have been successfully cooperating with research institutions for years and are involved in scientific projects. In addition, there are many schools that are interested in cooperation and want to participate in research, but do not yet have contacts to research institutions.
Research Partner Schools
Schools that stand out for their exceptional commitment and successful cooperation with research institutions, in the course of which pupils are actively involved in research processes, have been awarded the Young Science Seal of Approval (in German "Young-Science-Gütesiegel") for Research Partner Schools by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research since 2012. Every two years the Seal of Approval is recognising the most committed schools. So far, 47 different schools throughout Austria have been awarded the seal in the course of five calls for proposals. Some of them have been awarded multiple times.
Contact Persons for Citizen Science at Schools
In addition to the research partner schools, there are many other schools that would like to cooperate with research institutions and are happy to receive requests for cooperation. The Young Science Center website lists contact persons at schools who are available for inquiries about working in Citizen Science projects and for further cooperation.