Why support crowdfunding for science research?
Byrnes, J. et al. (2014) “To Crowdfund Research, Scientists Must Build an Audience for Their Work” PLoS ONE 9(12): e110329. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110329 – results from the #SciFind challenge
Cha, A.E. (2015) “Crowdfunding propels scientific research” The Washington Post
Gray, R. (2015) “Crowdfunded science: harnessing the wisdom of the crowd, or selling out?” The Guardian | Science
Larkin, M. (2013) “How to use crowdfunding to support your research” ElsevierConnect
Articles: Funding for Research
Anonymous Academic (2014) “Securing money for research is hard for everyone – but then there’s the sexism” The Guardian | Higher Education Network
POV from a Researcher
Gill, J. on The Contemplative Mammoth – “What do Darwin, penguins, poop, fire, and sheep have in common? A crowd-funding quest(ion)” (Nov 2014) and “Crowd-funded science: thoughts after 185 people gave us $10,733 for research” (Dec 2014)
Li, F-W and Pryer, K.M. (2014) “Crowdfunding the Azolla fern genome project: a grassroots approach” GigaScience 3:16 doi:10.1186/2047-217X-3-16
@NickDragojlovic’s blog Funded Science contains information with crowdfunding platform lists and reviews.
For more of our unscientific surveys, check out the blog post about our Twitter #MyParasite poll.