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Raising money for scientific research through crowdfunding

Trends in ecology & evolution | 12 Dec 2012

RE Wheat, Y Wang, JE Byrnes and J Ranganathan
Abstract
In this article we discuss the utility of crowdfunding from the perspective of individual scientists or laboratory groups looking to fund research. We address some of the main factors determining the success of crowdfunding campaigns, and compare this approach with the use of traditional funding sources.
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Optics, Pseudoscience, Finance, Research, Fundraising, Scientific method, Science, Book of Optics
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