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How It Works

Experiment is a platform for funding scientific discoveries.

You can fund a dinosaur fossil excavation, a historical study of medieval monestaries, or an experiment on the International Space Station. If it helps unlock new knowledge, then we can fund it. We have the technology.

Every dollar you contribute towards science helps push the boundaries of knowledge.

The Public Funding Model

Backers fund directly to the scientists, so there is no middleman or overhead involved (compared 50-60% when receiving a grant at a university).

Experiment is an all-or-nothing funding platform. This means the project must reach the funding target, or no one's pledges are charged.

Project Review & Approval

Anyone can start a new experiment, as long as the results can be shared openly.

All projects are rigorously reviewed, provided feedback, and scientifically approved by the Experiment team. What makes a good experiment?

Scientific Impact

Scientists share progress, data, and results directly with backers, many widely available as open access and citeable. As a backer, you'll be able to see how much of a scientific impact you've made.

There have been 20 published papers in scientific journals through funded experiments!

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