How to create a world where anyone can be a scientist? (with Cindy Wu, Jelly)
May 27, 2020
In this episode, we connect the dots with open science and research platforms.
Is being a scientist it academic route or the way of life? How to create a world where anyone can contribute scientific work based on knowledge, experience, ability to correctly spend “an experiment”, collect and validate data, not degrees and affiliations? How to turn science into an open-source movement?
Today’s conversation with Cindy Wu. Her work is focused on making science and research more accessible through open-source platforms. In particular, she was the founder of the Experiment, a platform for discovering, funding, and sharing scientific research (with a holistic approach that involves researches ranging from biology, chemistry, physics, ecology to economics or political science). Currently, she is working on the next iteration of open-source science – Jelly. Over her journey, Cindy was the University of Washington’s alumni. Her work on cell immunotherapies was funded by Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Cindy believes that science is the way of life, the ability to observe external environments and make experiments, collecting (or drawing) your results.
Topics & timeline
From cell immunotherapies to the Experiment
Bottlenecks of science and underrepresented researches
Working on the Experiment
How to screen and vet researches
How to democratize science
Can anyone be a scientist
Jelly, Slack and the Experiment’s lessons
Science, institutions and decentralization
Open science coalitions
Science, art and music
Universities and real-world skills
What to do before Jelly is coming out
This episode is related to open science and research.