In a novel approach to empower citizens to contribute to scientific research and close the linkages between science and society, we crowdsourced research questions from patients as well as their relatives and caretakers in the fields of mental health and traumatology. In both projects, crowd members provided more than 1000 research questions and some of them are currently already being investigated by transdisciplinary research groups. Questions are available Open Access via Open Knowledge Maps.

Tags: Citizen Science, Trust in Science, Mental Health