Citizen science introduction and advanced online courses

Online-courses in autumn 2020

Every semester we offer courses for doctoral students, postdocs and practitioners. The course Citizen Science Introduction: First steps in a participatory research process offers an introduction to issues and methods. Using concrete examples, participants learn about different fields of application and design principles.

The course Citizen Science Advanced: Designing and facilitating participatory research processes competently is aimed at doctoral students, postdocs and practitioners with already existing experience who want to learn more about the design of citizen science projects.

Participation and target group

The courses are offered in cooperation with the UZH Graduate Campus. Participation is open to doctoral students and postdocs from all universities and practitioners from diverse contexts such as NGOs or associations working with heterogeneous target groups who wish to expand their repertoire of scientific methods.


Petra Biberhofer

Ruth Förster

Petra Biberhofer, PhD, Participatory Science Academy, Website


Ruth Förster, Dr. sc. ETHZ, dr. ruth förster training & beratung, Leitung saguf Arbeitsgruppe Bildung für Nachhaltige Entwicklung, ETHZ, LinkedIn.

Dates and duration

Citizen Science Introduction: 29.10. and 5.11.2020, from 9.00 - 17.30, online
Citizen Science Advanced: 25.11. and 2.12.2020, from 9.00 - 17.30, online


Both courses are fully booked. We recommend to check again for available course places between the cancellation- and the registration deadlines via the UZH booking tool or the online registration form. Deadlines are listed in the corresponding course subpages.

Participants who wish to cancel their registration, please continue to this page before the corresponding cancellation deadline.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiries.