I saw this tweet from my partner Andy yesterday and immediately clicked through to see what he was talking about
Open science really is a thing. And it matters. http://t.co/Mdq14A7nJ9
— Andrew Weissman (@aweissman) October 16, 2013
Science Exchange is exactly what it sounds like, a marketplace for scientific services where you can find the right resarcher and laboratory to help you complete a research project you are working on.
Yesterday, they announced that The Center For Open Science was making $1.3mm available, via ScienceExchange, to reproduce and validate 50 important cancer biology studies.
I am excited about this for a bunch of reasons; 1) reproducing and validating research is critical, 2) The Center For Open Science is taking a marketplace model to funding this work, and 3) it points to the broader potential for Science Exchange to break down silos, open up research, and lead to better and faster scientific discovery.
As Andy said in his tweet, Open Science really is a thing. A good thing.