About Us

The Participatory Science Academy is made possible by the Mercator Foundation Switzerland. The University of Zurich and ETH Zurich are co-leading houses.

Our goal is to foster open and participatory collaboration between science and society and between scientists and citizens. We wish to contribute with our work to the principles of participatory research and the development of strong participatory citizen science. For participatory research to be fruitful, academic scientists and citizen scientists need to be able to work in an environment that provides support and makes collaboration easy.