Citizen science project to be awarded – submit your nomination for the University of Helsinki Open Science Award by 29 September

The University of Helsinki Open Science Award will be announced during Open Access Week on 26 October, 2023. This is the seventh time the award has been given. This year’s theme is citizen science, and the nominations for the award will be accepted until 29 September.

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Have you participated or are you participating in a citizen science project implemented by University of Helsinki researchers? The University of Helsinki Open Science Award will be presented this year to a research group that has promoted citizen science in an exemplary manner.

The promotion of citizen science may include the following:

  • the development of a technical solution for the crowdsourced collection of observations
  • collaboration with not only the public but also municipalities, cities, companies, NGOs or other extensive communities and organisations
  • the development of collaboration and communications, the openness of research processes, or training options
  • the broad utilisation of open science opportunities (e.g., openly available research publications, the openness of research datasets or their metadata).

You can nominate a project by sending a short description of your participation in it and outlining the reasons why the project should receive the award. Please send your proposal as an email attachment to by 29 September 2023, using the subject line ”Open Science Award 2023”.