“ Ideas MELting pot for TIC and Health Science for Citzens in Small communities ” - MELTIC will improve the quality of life for EU citizens in small communities by co-creating and developing ICT health services with stakeholders including local residents. The project, which started on 1st March 2020, brings...


The dangerous life of the couch potato: People who spend too long sitting are at higher risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. In the citizen science project SMOVE, the ORION partner MDC is joining forces with schoolchildren to research the relationship between environmental influences and sedentary behavior. How actively...


Join our Citizen Science project and become a genome explorer! Genigma aims to study the genomic alterations in cancer cells. As a start, we will study breast cancer cells obtained from cell cultures in our laboratory. To analyse the differences between healthy and cancerous cells means to scan every inch...

The motivation for citizens' involvement in life sciences research is predicted by age and gender

In order to engage the public in science and design effective citizen science projects, it is important to understand the main motivations that drive individuals to engage in research. The paper "The motivation for citizens' involvement in life sciences research is predicted by age and gender by the ORION partners CEITEC, CRG and VA was published on 3 August in in PLOSONE. The findings are based on the ORION study "Public attitudes to life sciences research in six European countriess which was designed to map citizens' expectations regarding science to inform and support research organisations on how to engage with the general public.

ORION Open Educational Resources on Zenodo

All the Open Science training resources and materials created by the ORION project are freely available as part of a Zenodo collection. Here they can be downloaded and reused by anyone under a CC-BY license.

The ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences

This online course will help researchers to share their science with the world! Six easily digestible modules will explore different aspects of Open Science and allow researchers in life sciences to gain a certificate in Open Science. The modules are on Data Management, FAIR Data, Open Access and Publishing, and...

D4.1 Optimised offline and online trainings

Since the beginning of the project, WP4 has been building online and offline trainings in Open Science and RRI. This process has included a gap analysis of existing training in European Life Science institutes, pilot workshops for funders and researchers, and finally optimised workshops which offer a flexible yet consistent...


The podcast is hosted by Luiza Bengtsson, Emma Harris, and Zoe Ingram from the Communications department at the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC). On behalf of the ORION project, Luiza, Emma, and Zoe have been developing a whole range of training resources about Open Science for researchers, including workshops and online materials. The podcast is intended to be an easy and entertaining way to learn more about Open Science and research.

D2.3 Public attitudes to life sciences research in six European countries

Our survey Public attitudes to life sciences research in six European countries shows that interest in life sciences research is generally high among citizens and that the three most accepted purposes of using genome editing are related to the medical field. 6000 persons were interviewed in this pan-European study which...

D3.1 Menu of co-creation methods

The menu of co-creation tools was designed to provide support and ideas to ORION partners and the wider community in facilitating co-creation experiments. It was developed through desk research and consultation with research funding and performing organisations already participating or hosting co-creation experiments.