FAQs - roadkill.at

FAQs

Frequently asked questions on project Roadkill.

Who can participate in project Roadkill?

Everyone can participate in the project. The only prerequisite is the registration on www.roadkill.at and an Internet access. An advantage (but not a prerequisite) is a certain knowledge of vertebrate species.

How can I participate in Roadkill?

You can participate in the project in two ways: using your smartphone or our online form.

Smartphone

  1. Download the app for Android or iOS devices.
  2. When you first start the app, you will get a brief introduction to the basic functions.
  3. Register in the app.
  4. Enter dead animals that you find on your daily routes.

Online form

  1. Visit www.roadkill.at and register at the bottom left.
  2. Enter dead animals that you find on your daily routes.

All entries are displayed immediately on the map.

What happens to my data?

Your entries in the Roadkill project are displayed in the interactive map and are accessible to everyone. The raw data are only accessible to project team members with administrative rights and are stored on the servers of the Citizen Science platform SPOTTERON. A transfer to third parties is anonymised (without any user information) and only for scientific purposes or for the purpose of the public (for example feeding in navigation devices). The Roadkill project does not pursue any commercial objectives. Personal data are strictly confidential and will not be passed on to third parties. Full rights of use on the photos of the entries are granted to the project. When using a photo as part of project activity, we always specify the originator (Username or DisplayName).

How should I identify animal species?

We are currently working for you on an online identification guide. You can already find some information on species here. Until the online help is completed, we ask you to identify the found animal by means of your knowledge or by means of a determination book. If you are not sure about the species, simply enter the class or tick the "Classification unsure" button. In general, a rough but correct identification is better than a specific but wrong identification.

What if I can not stop and still want to make an entry?

Remember the location, time, animal and individual number. Enter the data in the database at home or at the next stop. Don’t risk your or other persons health to enter data.

Do not add any spots while you are at the wheel. Do not take a photo on unclear road sections. Always pay attention to road traffic and do not risk anything to enter a new spot! Your safety always comes first!

How long will the Roadkill project last?

Since projects in this area of research can only be successful when conducted over several years, no project end is planned. Ongoing analyzes, diploma theses, etc. are carried out.

Can I remove my entries from the database?

If you want to delete individual entries or your entire record, please write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the project?

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your email will be answered as soon as possible.