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Current Funders (not exhaustive)
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AltmetricsImpactStoryOpen-source provider of altmetrics for individual researchersNonprofit$625k in Sloan grants over a few yearsUnclear; 2 cofounders on websiteSloan Foundation
http://impactstory.org/faq ; https://twitter.com/ImpactStory/status/344527516599472128
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Plum MetricsAltmetric provider, typically for institutionsFor-profitInfo not availableUnclear; 2 people on websiteLooked and couldn't find
http://www.plumanalytics.com/about.html
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Altmetric.comAlmetric provider for both individuals and institutionsFor-profitInfo not available6Digital Science
http://altmetric.com/about.php
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PLoS – Article Level MetricsLess "alternative" and more "article level", open source software for publishers to use for data on downloads, access, etcNonprofit projectLooked and couldn't findUnclear; 1 technical leadPLoS
http://blogs.plos.org/mfenner/about/
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Post-publication peer reviewFaculty of 1,000 - F1000 PrimePaid service with ~10,000 reviewers who participate to rate articles after publicationFor-profit projectInfo not availableLooked and couldn't findF1000
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Jane%20Hunter%20and%20Rebecca%20Lawrence%20(public).pdf
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Journal LabWeb interface to allow people to comment on papers, vote up comments, etc.For-profitSeeking fundingUnclear; 2 cofoundersSeeking funding
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/David%20Jay%2003-14-13%20(public).pdf
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Hypothes.isAnnotation and conversation addon for the entire webNonprofit~$2m budget for 20136
Sloan Foundation, Mellon Foundation, others
http://hypothes.is/who/ ; http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Dan%20Whaley%2005-08-13%20(public).pdf
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Numerous other platformshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1HD-BEaVeDdFjjCNFkb0j3pvwe7MrP3PtE-bWHkkdq7Q/edit#VariesVariesVariesVaries
document initially created by Jason Priem and shared on his Twitter feed
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Innovative open access publishing, including preprintsPeerJStartup open access journal and preprint publisher, lifetime membership modelFor-profitInfo not available5Looked and couldn't findhttps://peerj.com/about/
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eLifeNew open access journal for the life sciences with no article processing charges for authors, run by HHMI and WellcomeNonprofitLooked and couldn't findUnclear; 13 "executive staff"
HHMI, Wellcome, Max Plank Society
http://www.elifesciences.org/about/elife-community/executive-staff/
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PLoSLargest open-source publisher and pioneer in the field, now considered "profitable"Nonprofit~$20m in 2011>130PLoS
http://www.plos.org/about/people/ ; http://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/680492065
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F1000ResearchNew open access journal that requires submission of data, publishes prior to peer review, and uses no significance filterFor-profit projectInfo not availableLooked and couldn't findF1000
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Jane%20Hunter%20and%20Rebecca%20Lawrence%20(public).pdf
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PressForward"A platform for overlay journals"Nonprofit projectLooked and couldn't findLooked and couldn't findSloan Foundation
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Josh%20Greenberg%2003-13-13%20(public).pdf
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ArXivPreprint server for physics, computer science, and some other disciplinesNonprofit project~$800K for 2013Looked and couldn't findSimons Foundation & Cornell
https://confluence.cornell.edu/display/culpublic/Initial+Five-Year+Support+Pledges ; https://confluence.cornell.edu/download/attachments/127116484/arXiv_CY13_budget_public.pdf
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Numerous other preprint servers
No exhaustive list, but there are appear to be many at relatively early stages (by comparison to ArXiv)VariesVariesVariesVariesVaries
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Sharing data and codeFigshareRepository for any data, including published article data but not exclusively; gives out DOIs so that researchers can citeFor-profitInfo not availableLooked and couldn't findDigital Science
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Kaitlin%20Thaney%2004-10-13%20(public).pdf
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DryadRepository for data from published articles, works with publishersNonprofit$1.3m NSF grant7NSF
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1147166 ; http://datadryad.org/pages/whoWeAre#staff
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GithubGeneral service for backing up, sharing, and collaborating on code. Not specific to scholarly applicationFor-profit$100 million in VC funding174Andreesen Horowitz
https://github.com/about ; http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/07/github100m/
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Nature Scientific DataData journalFor-profitInfo not availableLooked and couldn't findNature Publishing Group
http://www.nature.com/press_releases/scientificdata.html
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DuraspaceProduces software for institutional repositoriesNonprofit$1.8m in 20119Mellon Foundation
http://www.duraspace.org/duraspace_staff ; http://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/260389639
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Registry of Research Data Repositories
re3data.orgNonprofit projectLooked and couldn't findLooked and couldn't find
German Research Foundation DFG
http://www.re3data.org/about/
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Dataverse Networkhttp://thedata.org/Nonprofit projectLooked and couldn't find13NSF grants, Harvard
http://thedata.org/book/people
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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Data archivingNonprofit$10 million in grants in 201236
NIH, Gates, NSF, NCAA, Shriver Institute, Department of Justice, RWJ Foundation, and more
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/landing.jsp
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ReproducibilityProjectsData/research process management softwareFor-profit projectInfo not availableLooked and couldn't findDigital Sciencehttps://projects.ac/
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Center for Open ScienceAssessing reproducibility of psychology studies, building infrastructure for future reproducibility studiesNonprofit~$5m grantLooked and couldn't findArnold Foundation
http://www.arnoldfoundation.org/center-open-science-provide-revolutionary-approach-scientific-communication
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Reproducibility InitiativeEffort to assess the reproducibility of a sample of volunteered biomedical lab studiesNonprofit projectSeeking funding0 full timeSeeking funding
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Elizabeth%20Iorns%20conversation%2002-26-13%20(public).pdf
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RunMyCodeAllows public reproducibility of submitted data and codeNonprofitLooked and couldn't find
Unclear; ~13 people on website (excluding board), but many appear to be part time
Sloan Foundation
http://www.runmycode.org/CompanionSite/team.do
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iPython NotebookSoftware environment for reproducible data analysisNonprofit projectLooked and couldn't findLooked and couldn't findSloan Foundation
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Josh%20Greenberg%2003-13-13%20(public).pdf
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AttributionORCIDSystem to create unique identifiers for researchers so that they can be cited correctlyNonprofit>$750k in contributions6
Numerous societies and publishers
http://orcid.org/about/team ; http://orcid.org/about/community/sponsors
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DataCiteInfrastructure to enable the citation of dataNonprofitLooked and couldn't findLooked and couldn't findMember organizations
http://www.datacite.org/whatdowedo
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AdvocacyAllTrialsCampaign to ensure that all trials are registered and fully reported in a timely mannerCampaign~$60k Just Giving targetLooked and couldn't findLooked and couldn't find
https://www.justgiving.com/alltrials
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SPARCMain open access advocate in the USNonprofit<<$1M/year~5OSF
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Heather%20Joseph%2005-23-13%20(public).pdf
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PLoS - Cameron NeylonPLoS' advocacy team, working to support open accessNonprofitLooked and couldn't find2PLoS
http://www.plos.org/about/people/staff/#advocacy ; http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Cameron%20Neylon%2003-26-13%20(public).pdf
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Retraction WatchBlog about retractionsBlog~None2 volunteersNone
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/Ivan%20Oransky%20Conversation%2002-21-13%20public.pdf
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SF Declaration on Research Assessment
Campaign against the use of journal impact factors in research evaluationCampaignLooked and couldn't findLooked and couldn't findLooked and couldn't findhttp://am.ascb.org/dora/
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Open Knowledge FoundationWorks to open both government and scientific dataNonprofitLooked and couldn't find
Unclear; ~40 on website but many appear to be volunteers
Sloan Foundation, Hewlett Foundation
http://okfn.org/about/partners-and-funders/ ; http://okfn.org/about/team/
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Sage Bionetworks - John WilbanksPolicy efforts to make it easier to donate medical dataNonprofit~$6m in 2011
~35 total, with ~1 devoted to policy work
Numerous biomedical funders
http://www.givewell.org/files/conversations/John%20Wilbanks%2003-25-13%20(public).pdf ; http://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/264489946
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Citizen Science Association Advocacy group for Citizen ScienceNonprofitN/a
http://www.citizenscienceassociation.org
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Citizen Science AllianceAdvocacy group for Citizen ScienceNonprofitN/a
http://www.citizensciencealliance.org
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Citizen Science CenterAdvocacy for Citizen (participatory science) Profitn/a
http://www.citizensciencecenter.com
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Changing publication modelsFORCE 11Hosts Beyond the PDF conferences, devoted to the next generation of scholarly communication, community websiteNonprofit~$200k grant
~1 staff member; ~400 community members
Sloan FoundationMartone notes
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myExperimenthttp://www.myexperiment.org/NonprofitLooked and couldn't findLooked and couldn't findEU
http://www.myexperiment.org/
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ScalarPlatform for digital publications that are not (just) journal articlesNonprofitLooked and couldn't findUnclear; 6 people on websiteMellon Foundationhttp://scalar.usc.edu/people/
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Workflow4Everhttp://www.wf4ever-project.org/web/guest/homeNonprofit~4m Euro grantLooked and couldn't findEU
http://www.wf4ever-project.org/partners
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Social networks that are working on these issuesAcademia.eduSocial network for scientists to share papers, get metricsFor-profit$6.7m in VC fundingLooked and couldn't findSpark and other VCs
http://www.crunchbase.com/company/academia-edu
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ResearchGateSocial network for scientists to share papers, get metricsFor-profit>$35m in VC fundingLooked and couldn't find
Benchmark, Founders Fund,Bill Gates, other VCs
http://www.crunchbase.com/company/researchgate
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MendeleyReference manager and social network for scientistsFor-profit
$2m in VC funding, acquired by Elsevier for ~$100m
Looked and couldn't findElsevier
http://www.crunchbase.com/company/mendeley
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Alternative peer review modelRubriqhttp://www.rubriq.com/For-profitInfo not available13Looked and couldn't find
http://www.rubriq.com/who/our-team/
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Peerage of ScienceA collaborative peer review model in which reviews are eligible for use by multiple jounals; journals pay for the service. Peer reviews are themselves peer reviewedFor-profitInfo not available2-5May be profitable
http://www.peerageofscience.org/company/our-team/ ; http://www.peerageofscience.org/faq/#faq13
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Medical/Cochrane-related entities
"Info not available" is used for for-profits where we couldn't find relevant info about investment amounts
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Crowdfunding sites
The process of looking for the relevant data generally involved visiting the group's website for a short period of time, and in some cases referring to publicly available tax documents (IRS 990s)
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Some other data sharing and repository infrastracture
Staff numbers are generally derived from website "people" or "about" pages, which do not necessarily include all or only full-time employees
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