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Citizen Science at the IPN

May 2nd 2019

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) rates Citizen Science as a "great opportunity for research".

Citizen Science gets citizens involved in current research projects and thus supports researchers. So far, however, little is known about the extent to which citizens benefit from such projects.

The IPN participates in a joint project (WTimpact) of four Leibniz Institutes and studies the knowledge citizens acquire about the research field and its methods in three civic science sub-projects. The sub-project "Bat researchers in Berlin" has begun after the successful start of the sub-project "Wildlife researchers in Berlin" with more than 300 participants.

The joint project WTimpact
WTimpact is a joint project of the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) in Kiel, the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in Berlin, the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) in Leipzig and the Leibniz Institute for Knowledge Media (IWM) in Tuebingen. Funding comes from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


Contact at the IPN:
Dr. Till Bruckermann
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