In Denmark, Citizen Science is often used for data collection and mapping of nature areas, but at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Citizen Science is much more than that. Citizen Science is about generating interaction and dialogue between citizens and researchers, thereby reducing the distance between them in order to encourage a debate based on knowledge and facts.
The SDU Citizen Science Network is a partnership between the faculties at SDU, Odense University Hospital, University Library of Southern Denmark and SDU RIO. Working on the basis of Open Science and Public Engagement with Science, the network provides projects management and research support. The Network cooperates with a number of partners from civil society and the media.
At SDU Citizen Science is seen with in biology, life-cycle studies, health sciences and social science. A Talent Programme was established and the university strives to support SDU’s commitment to the UN Sustainability Goals.