ResearcherSkills, where technical expertise is just one click away
Source: Olivier H. Beauchesne
This is the map of academic collaborations worldwide (Olivier H. Beauchesne Blog). Each line represents a scientific publication as a result of the collaborative work of two or more researchers. Any researcher will agree: collaborations are key in any successful project. Collaborations allow scientists to share knowledge and resources that might be out of their reach otherwise. Many will also agree that identifying the right collaborator for your project is not easy and getting started is certainly very time-consuming. It can be double this effort if you are setting up an interdisciplinary project, who to contact when it is not even in your own field?
On the other side, there are countless researchers currently offering equipment, technical services and expertise, but lack visibility and are missing out opportunities to establish new collaborations or increase their turnover.
During our careers in research, we realised that scientific collaborations could and should be easier and progress should never be held back by the researcher’s lack of access to technical expertise and specialized equipment. And so we built ResearcherSkills, to allow researchers identify each other, to bridge the gap between individual researchers in different fields in academia and, why not, the private sector too.
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