A research project on how citizens produce scientific knowledge

How did lay citizens become involved in the production of scientific knowledge? Where does this movement fit in the broader history of public participation in science? How did the rise of the “amateur” redefine expertise in a democratic society? And who are these “citizen scientists” today? These are some of the questions we will address in this five years interdisciplinary research project on the transformations of public participation in science.

Open Desk

Want to spend some time with us?


Encouraging Inclusive Swiss Healthcare

Encouraging Inclusive Swiss Healthcare

LGBTQIA+ realities as lived expertise in the production of health and wellbeing policies Dana Mahr, Patricia A. Solomon, Urs Vanessa Sager, Mirjam Werlen, Noemi Grütter, and Martin Vieweger Acknowledgments: We developed the core ideas for this exploratory blog entry...

read more
October 24, 2019
October 29, 2019
November 4, 2019
November 5, 2019
November 19, 2019
November 26, 2019
December 3, 2019
December 4, 2019
December 10, 2019
December 12, 2019
February 18, 2020