about our platform

Bürger schaffen Wissen (citizens create knowledge) is the central platform for citizen science in Germany. The platform presents, connects and supports Citizen Science projects since November 2013. Its main purpose is to give an overview of citizen science projects to illustrate the concept of citizen science, to further develop the landscape of citizen science and so increasing its visibility within the German public and discourse.

Increasingly during the last years, the collaboration between scientific institutions and citizens involved in citizen science projects has experienced a great development. Along with the development, topics such as the further development of quality criteria or the impact of citizen science in 2020 will play a major role for us and all other citizen science actors.

The online plattform Bürger schaffen Wissen is a joint project by Wissenschaft im Dialog (gGmbH) and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin - funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

inform

We provide information about citizen science and current developments in research as well as about our projects and joint working groups through our various online channels.

connect

We connect actors across different disciplines and institutions and promote active discussions in our annual conference (Forum Citizen Science) and workshops.

create

We work on the conceptual development of citizen science. For this reason, we cooperate with the working groups in our network and are involved in the European Citizen Science Association to foster international cooperation.

projects available in English

Here you can find a selection of projects that are available in English grouped into categories.
Explore the projects

our international collaborations

Citizen Science knows no boundaries – that is why Bürger schaffen Wissen is internationally connected. Click here to see more.
Check out where we are involved

GEWISS modular program (GEWISS-Bausteinprogramm)

From 2014 to 2016, a consortium of various institutions worked on building a modular program under the title BürGEr schaffen WISSen – Wissen schafft Bürger (GEWISS) (Citizens create knowledge - Knowledge creates citizens). The program discussed and further developed the implementation and strengthening of Citizen Science in Germany throughout various events and working groups. At the centre of attention was the development and publication of the Grünbuch (Green Paper) Citizen Science Strategy 2020 for Germany.

More about GEWISS (in German)