Science-i is a global research metaverse.
Science-i is equipped with three unique assets — i) the largest global forest inventory database, ii) the most extensive global network of forest experts, and iii) the most advanced cyberinfrastructure with dynamic data governance.
Science-i accelerates science by empowering underrepresented communities in global research and knowledge co-production.
-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 the Science-i web-based platform.
-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
We offer a global AI-assisted platform that connects data providers, data consumers, and communities. This is an important step to advance scientific discoveries, as a disconnection between data users and data owners have been a major obstacle to science.
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, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK
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