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protocols.io — Platform Improvements

Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2017
Grant Amount 
$200,000
Purpose 
To support improvements to the functionality and usefulness of protocols.io.
Topic (focus area) 

Published: December 2017
Grant investigator: Heather Youngs

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $200,000 to ZappyLab, Inc (doing business as “protocols.io”) to support improvements to the protocols.io platform. Currently, many research papers are published with insufficient detail and are not updated, which creates problems and inefficiencies related to scientific reproducibility. Protocols.io’s platform is designed to address these problems by providing a free, up-to-date, crowd-sourced repository of science methods.

This is a discretionary grant, and falls within our interest in supporting scientific research.