Bürger schaffen Wissen
The online platform Bürger schaffen Wissen is a joint project by Wissenschaft im Dialog and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Bürger schaffen Wissen is the central platform for citizen science in Germany and was launched in April 2014. Its main purposes are to give an overview of citizen science projects, to increase the visibility of citizen science within the German public and discourse and to contribute to the strategic development of citizen science.
On the platform, Bürger schaffen Wissen provides information on how to start a citizen science project and a range of ressources and publications on citizen science. The project also offers capacity building and networking opportunities through trainings, digital events and an annual conference (Forum Citizen Science).
Project initiators can publish their project on the platform and get involved in the network, currently consisting of nine working groups. They are also invited to take part in Bürger schaffen Wissen's trainings, annual conference and other events.