Let's Fund: Better Science

£1,245 of £56,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 1 month
Created December 4, 2018
We've already raised around $28,000 of our $75,000 target across our PayPal and Facebook fundraisers - thanks everyone who donated already! 

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Let’s Fund helps you discover, learn about and fund breakthrough research, policy and advocacy projects.

Our in-depth analysis uses the principles of Effective Altruism to help you to do the most good by making an informed donation to high-risk, high-reward projects and lets you maximize the social impact of your giving.

This is our first crowdfunding campaign, Let’s Fund #1. We're raising funds for Professor Chris Chambers at Cardiff University. Chambers is a leading proponent of a new and better way of doing and publishing research, called ‘Registered Reports’, where scientific papers are peer-reviewed before the results are known.

The funds will free up his time to focus on accelerating the widespread adoption of Registered Reports by leading scientific journals.

If successful, this will:
- make science more theory-driven, open and transparent
- increase the quality of scientific research
- find methodological weaknesses prior to publication
- get more papers published that fail to confirm the original hypothesis
- increase the credibility of non-randomized natural experiments using observational data

We hope to cause a paradigm shift in scientific culture, where Registered Reports become the gold standard for hypothesis-driven science.

Check out our website to read our in-depth research on the value of science funding, meta-research, discussion of Registered Reports, and a cost-effectiveness estimate of Chris Chambers’ advocacy efforts.


If you would like to make a bigger donation and avoid payment processing fees on GoFundMe you can do so through PayPal link that follows, but in that case you must e-mail us the receipt to donations@lets-fund.org so that we can tell Cardiff University that the donation is for Professor Chris Chambers to do Registered Reports advocacy. The link is here.
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£1,245 of £56,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 1 month
Created December 4, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Cardiff University
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