Experiment is a platform that lets you discover, fund, and share science that matters to you.
1. Explore new research questions being asked, or start one.
2. Fund it to enable and become a part of the discovery.
3. Share the results openly.
Experiment lets scientists raise funding for research, by inviting backers into the science. You can fund a dinosaur fossil excavation, a historical study of medieval monestareries, or a trip to 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.
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.
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?
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!