Sharing science is global activity that extends to many research disciplines and across many continents. Others are working with us to develop a valuable web of resources for researchers and those interested in research. A few of these include:
The TIB AV-Portal is a web-based platform for quality-tested scientific videos from the realms of technology/engineering, architecture, chemistry, information technology, mathematics and physics, hosted by the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB). A key feature of the portal is the use of different automated video analyses that allow the search in the spoken and written word. All videos are assigned a clear citation link (DOI) and preserved long term.
Break it Down is a science communication collective of rebel scientists, storytellers and designers, each with their own field of expertise. Through their experiences with two non-profits focused on science communication, outreach and education, they have learned a great deal, which they now use to help researchers, institutes and businesses. ReaGent is an open DIY biolab which provides open access to bioscience tools and knowledge. Anyone can research and discover in their community lab and collaborate on citizen science projects. Ekoli is transforming bioscience education by bringing novel and engaging workshops to every kid and teacher in classrooms. Ekoli focuses on underprivileged, teaming up with organizations that work with children who are challenged or kids from difficult social backgrounds. Now, Break it Down is offering advice, copywriting, visualizations, project management and trainings relating to science communication, on a freelance basis.
Top research deserves a broader public. We at Latest Thinking believe that the best way to communicate science – whether Theoretical Physics or Cultural Studies – is by letting the scientists in person explain their publications: Comprehensibly, structured and summarized. In addition, a unique video player allows the skipping between topical sections. By doing this, we aim at facilitating access to scientific findings and we promote their dissemination. Getting hold of a publication can be difficult enough, let alone grasp the ideas behind the cryptic terminology. This access and understanding, however, is a key element of the development of path-breaking ideas, as well as societal and ethical progress. Therefore: watch, benefit, and share!
Thinkable is democratizing science. It is platform that allows anyone to engage with and fund the research that matters to them.
Our mission is to connect the world with scientific research and fund transformative new ideas. We hope to spur collaboration, spread knowledge and support the next generation of thinkers and innovators.
SuperLectures (in conjunction with SpokenData.com) provides the transcripts and advanced search functions for videos on WeShareScience. SuperLectures can record, edit, transcribe, and make searchable content from events of all sizes and durations -- from society conferences to classroom lectures to scientific colloquia. Below is an example of video abstract that has been transcribed by a computer (and could be corrected or enhanced by either the author or SuperLecture's staff if desired) to make the content searchable and accessible to diverse audiences (including those with visual or hearing disabilities). Single screen viewing options are also available. Imagine the possibilities!
In today’s world, you don’t have to attend an institution to receive quality education. In fact, the knowledge one needs for a successful career is often gained outside the classroom. This is what makes online learning so powerful and why we want to help individuals launch their own academies to present their expertise to the world.
Impactstory is an open-source, web-based tool that helps researchers explore and share the diverse impacts of all their research products—from traditional ones like journal articles, to emerging products like blog posts, datasets, and software. By helping researchers tell data-driven stories about their impacts, we're helping to build a new scholarly reward system that values and encourages web-native scholarship. We’re funded by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
The Journal of Young Investigators (JYI) is the premier undergraduate science journal. JYI's mission is to improve undergraduate science training by providing innovative, high-quality educational experiences in science writing, publication and the peer-review process. JYI is a student-led initiative to broaden the undergraduate scientific experience, allowing students to participate in the scientific review and publication processes of its peer-reviewed open access undergraduate journal. JYI is dedicated to representing undergraduate research in biological/biomedical sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering, psychology and social sciences. We not only publish submissions from undergraduate students but also allow them to experience the editorial side of scientific publication. Student editors working with their faculty advisers review submissions from their peers and determine whether that work is acceptable for publication in JYI.