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TRENTO, 26-27 October 2017

In 2017, the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science, founded in 1992, celebrates its 25th anniversary.
On this occasion, leading scholars in the field are invited to imagine and reflect upon the future scenarios of Science in Society, discussing the main trends and challenges for research, publishing, science communication and public engagement. Go to the website

What scientific projects receive crowdfunding online?

About crowdfunding science and panda bears


The study at hand shows that projects presented on science-only crowdfunding platforms have a higher success rate. 
At the same time, projects are more likely to be successful if their presentation includes visualizations and humor, the lower their targeted funding is, the less personal data potential donors have to relinquish and the more interaction between researchers and donors is possible.

by Mike S. Schäfer, Julia Metag, Jessica Feustle and Livia Herzog

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