Today’s Guest Blogger is our wonderful Secret Life intern Olaf Steel
In the science world, the constant flow of new discoveries and data can be hard to keep track of. Scientists and researchers themselves often find it difficult to find information they need for their own work, as a lot of this data is not published. Therefore they sometimes have to do the same work that others have done before them. Due to one recent invention, this may no longer be an issue. Ijad Madisch, a researcher at Harvard University, has created a web platform, called ResearchGate, for people to share science-related information and help each other with future research. The site works sort of like Facebook. Scientists create a profile based on their area of study or expertise, and select people in similar fields to follow. The site helps researchers to collaborate, with the idea that this information sharing will aid all scientists in their work.
Watch the video below for more information, or check out the ResearchGate “About” page. So far, there’s no “Secret Life” section…yet!