For Immediate Release
May 24, 2010
05.24.2010 – WEST BLOOMFIELD, Michigan (May 24, 2010) - The Open Source Science Project, Inc. (theopensourcescienceproject.com) is proud to announce its partnership with Science for Humanity (scienceforhumanity.net), a UK-based charity that is working to develop a network of scientists and technologists dedicated to providing innovative solutions to the urgent problems brought to them by developing communities, local NGOs, and international agencies.
By establishing a partnership with Science for Humanity, The Open Source Science Project seeks to afford those researchers who seek project funding through its research microfinance platform, an opportunity to extend the impact of their research beyond the publication stage. "For most researchers, the traditional research experience ends at the point when their project has been completed, and their manuscript submitted for publication," said Priyan D. Weerappuli, executive director of The Open Source Science Project. In order to engage researchers beyond this stage, we have partnered with Science for Humanity to encourage researchers to concentrate their creativity and research efforts upon addressing real-world problems - and through the efforts of Science for Humanity - watch as their work is translated to achieve real-world change."
"Our mission is to turn science into real-life, low cost solutions to alleviate poverty, improve health, advance community development and recognize economic benefit for poorer people," said Anu Devi, project manager at Science for Humanity. "Our uniqueness rests in our ability to match solutions to people's need rather than creating innovations that may not be practical for the poor."
Through this partnership, The Open Source Science Project seeks to provide an unprecedented opportunity for individuals and communities across the world to directly communicate local and regional problems to scientific researchers; and to provide a similarly unprecedented opportunity for researchers to engage in work that circumscribes fully the arc extending from the initiation of a research project, to the implementation of the understanding it yields.
For more information, contact:
Priyan Weerappuli, The Open Source Science Project
priyan [at] theopensourcescienceproject [dot] com
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