an alternative way for moneycrowd funding
Posted 04 September 2011 - 02:14 AM
as an alternative way to get money crowd funding becomes more and more important, and next to websites where this is offered for all types of projects, also sites that are only for funding science projects are created.
Here is a short paper about this in Nature Neuroscience.
A few examples:
Kickstarter is a website for all kinds of projects and ideas that need money (arts projects, start up companies, etc)
Fundscience (non-profit, USA-based, only for science projects)
MyProjects (UK, only for cancer research projects)
Open Genius (non-profit, science only, still in development I think)
Because of the not that high amounts of money you can get, it's perhaps a good idea for pilot projects, feasibility studies or funding gaps. Have a look.
One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.
Posted 04 September 2011 - 06:59 AM
The article brings up a good point about duplicated or poorly-conceived work being presented for a popular vote.