About Us

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

Our goal is to work towards more participation of citizens and more cooperation between science and society. We aim to contribute to the principles of participatory research and their implementation.

For participatory research to be successful and sustainable, citizen scientists and academic scientists need an environment that fosters and facilitates cooperation and communication. We wish to provide this environment. Our services are open for all citizens interested in participating in research projects and academic scientists at UZH and the ETH who wish to conduct participatory citizen science or who are already engaged in projects.