Science-i is an international research hub hyper-converged with earth-observation data, global expertise, and advanced cyberinfrastructure to accelerate science by empowering underrepresented communities in global research and knowledge co-production.
“Researchers from underrepresented regions often have difficulties formulating their research, and increasing the scope and geographic coverage of their research… Science-i solves both problems.”
“There is a saying in Africa that what makes one rich is not physical money, but people connection…Science-i provides opportunities to collaborate… and connect with people at different levels… and is revolutionary in science.”
“Science-i supports every scientist to express their own vision and share their experience in large-team collaborations.”
“Science-i helps me get more data, know more experts, and be involved in more collaborations around the world…”
-2016: Team collaboration on the first GFBI project on the relationship between forest diversity and tree productivity worldwide
-2017: The first global congress of GFBI was held in Beijing China, with the participation from 100+ scientists from across the world
-2018: The completion of the first forest inventory database with global coverage (GFBi) was completed
-2019: The number of GFBI members exceeded 200
-2020: GFBI has published 15+ research papers with a global collaboration approach and algorithm that become the basis of Science-i.
-2022 (April): Science-i website (beta testing site) first came online
-2022 (June): The number of Science-i members exceeded 200
Science-i offers an interactive social-media-like dashboard where researchers are connected to collaborators and data contributors across the world, and conduct their work across the full research lifecycle. The concept is compelling in its promotion of transparency, data provenance, traceability, and reproducibility of results, since it supports the organization, capture, preservation, and publication of scientific workflows end-to-end. We designed Science-i to be effective across science domains, and our user community spans increasingly diverse disciplines.
Ensemble research is the scientific research that is enabled by mammoth data and expertise en masse, as well as state-of-the-art computing support. Ensemble research is enabled by an international network of people and data, and is underpinned by innovative and solid research ideas.
– Individual: we are here to support scientific research for you and everyone on an individual basis
– International: we come from every corner of the world
– Interdisciplinary: we profess various areas of expertise
– Intelligent: we conduct research based on collaborative intelligence where humans and AI are joining forces
– Independent: we operate as a non-profit research organization independent of non-scientific governmental or commercial influences
Science-i is a transparent and FAIR web platform to support international research collaboration in biodiversity sciences and beyond. Powered with big data and high-performance computing, this novel cyberinfrastructure connects data providers, data consumers, communities, and science communicators to enrich diversity and empower research.
Global data supply
Increased research productivity
Transparent and secure collaboration
Increased data usage and public awareness
Diversity and inclusion
Inputs and influences on research projects
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine
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