iDiv Summer School 2019 "Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy", 21 to 28 August 2019, in Leipzig, Germany

Event Date: 
21 Aug 2019 - 08:00 to 28 Aug 2019 - 17:00
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We are happy to announce the iDiv Summer School 2019 "Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy", 21 to 28 August 2019, in Leipzig, Germany!


During the seven summer school days, participants will be immersed into different topics in integrated biodiversity sciences through citizen science in theory and practice. The lead teacher are  Aletta Bonn iDiv/UFZ Professor and Head of the research group Ecosystem Services and Anett Richter iDiv/UFZ Postdoc at the Ecosystem Services Group.


The course will address different aspects of citizen science as an innovative tool for open science, society and policy. It will deliver new insights into the values and tools of and in citizen science. Participants will also gain hands-on experiences on how to do citizen science and will work on two research projects with an opportunity to present results at the iDiv conference that takes place immediately after the summer school (29 to 30 August 2019).


The summer school aims to attract early career scientists (graduates and post grads) from around the world with an overall interest in integrated biodiversity research using participatory approaches to bridge science, society and policy.


The application deadline for the course is Sunday, 5 May 2019.


For more information and the link for application, please visit


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Best wishes, 

Christine on behalf of the lead teacher Aletta Bonn and the yDiv team



Christine Schotte


Research Assistent / Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig


Phone  +49 341 9733148



German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Deutscher Platz 5e

04103 Leipzig



iDiv is a research centre of the DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft


iDiv ist eine zentrale Einrichtung der Universität Leipzig im Sinne des § 92 Abs. 1 SächsHSFG und wird zusammen mit der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg und der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena betrieben sowie in Kooperation mit dem Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ. Beteiligte Kooperationspartner sind die folgenden außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen: das Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ, das Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie (MPI BGC), das Max-Planck-Institut für chemische Ökologie (MPI CE), das Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie (MPI EVA), das Leibniz-Institut Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen (DSMZ), das Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie (IPB), das Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK) und das Leibniz-Institut Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz (SMNG). USt-IdNr. DE 141510383