We hear about groundbreaking discoveries and life-changing new technologies, but the reality is that most of the important discoveries are never published or shared at all.
Scientists are constantly re-discovering knowledge that others have not had the time to publish and improving existing methods without the ability to share the improvements with the world. Imagine what the pace of Scientific progress could be with the aid of modern technology. We co-founded ZappyLab to build protocols.io, so that the next great discoveries in Science will come 2, 10, 35 years earlier than they would have otherwise.
With Protocols.io, we are creating a free, central, up-to-date, crowdsourced knowledge repository for the life sciences. With a tap of a button, scientists will be able to share method improvements, and the knowledge will instantly reach the researchers who are using the same methods.