Assessing the Potential of Citizen Science in Switzerland

Based on a representative survey of the Swiss population, the project assesses respondents’ perceptions of citizen science, their interest in it, the potential for mobilization as well as the scientific topics and communication channels through which potential citizen scientists could be reached and recruited.

Runtime: 2020-2021

Funding: Participatory Science Academy, Stiftung Mercator Schweiz

Participants: Dr. Susanne Tönsmann, Dr. Alexander Seifert, Prof. Dr. Mike S. Schäfer (University of Zurich)

Total funds: 70,000 CHF