• Crowd-Sourced

    Scientific Method

    A conflict-of-interest free, donation-driven scientific community

  • Waste in Global Research Spending

    Grant-based funding structures erode scientific return on investment

    Grant-Donors

    Politics

    Grants are funded by governments or corporations. These entities have political or financial motivations that cause a conflict-of-interest impacting the validity of research.

    Publishers

    Outdated

    Scientific journals are a pre-internet institution. Modern technology has replaced their distribution channels and can facilitate faster, more efficient, and more productive criticism.

  • Co-Lab's Features

    Real-time Forum

    Crowd-Sourced Scientific Method

    Co-Lab hosts a forum designed to reduce research to its essence, the scientific method. Users can observe, question, hypothesize, experiment, conclude, and criticize.

    Open Database

    Experimental Free Market

    Co-Lab hosts an open database of experiments to be cited by observations, questions, etc... Co-Lab incentivizes competing labs to replicate experiments in order to ensure validity.

  • Donation Fueled Growth

    To prevent conflicts of interest, Co-Lab's initial development will be crowd-sourced solely through small private donations.

  • Donations

    Help keep Co-Lab Conflict-of-Interest free

  • Waiting List

    What will YOU question?

  • How Does Co-Lab Make Money?

    1. Increases return on investment to attract donors

    2. Reduces administrative costs to make a profit

    15%

    Efficiency of Global Research Spending, as estimated by the Lancet in 2014.

    $200B

    The amount of scientific research spending wasted globally, estimated by the same study (Chalmers and Glasziou, 2009).

    $373M = 5%

    NSF Administrative Budget*

    <4%

    Co-Lab's Administrative Fee. Co-Lab will drastically increase donor's returns on their scientific investment.