Tagged: scifund

Petridish — the new kid on the science crowdfunding block - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 20, 2012

Welcome, dear readers, to the most recent foray into the new, and very exciting*, world of crowdfunded science/research: Petridish. Launched in early March, the platform’s still pretty new. Currently, though, there are 9 projects up, primarily covering critter-related projects, but not exclusively. Examples include looking into preserving the culture(s) of climate refugees, helping to find [...] … Read More

Academic publishing – are the winds of change starting to blow? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Feb 02, 2012

Ages ago I wrote about the academic publishing model we biologists are subjected to*. Finally it seems as though the winds of change are beginning to blow. Here’s hoping a gale develops. Currently doing the rounds is a site where academics can pledge to take a stand against the giant publishing house Elsevier. The objections are: 1. They … Read More

#SciFund is up at RocketHub! - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Nov 02, 2011

What if scientists were to crowd-source funding for their research? Yup, you heard right. Many scientists are asking the question: what would people, rather than established funding agencies, put their pennies on….. And the answer will be found through the SciFund challenge. 49 projects, 44 days left to raise money on RocketHub. From athlete’s foot, [...] … Read More

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