Crowdfunding Scientific Research

@article{Sauermann2018CrowdfundingSR,
  title={Crowdfunding Scientific Research},
  author={Henry Sauermann and Chiara Franzoni and Kourosh Shafi},
  journal={NBER Working Paper Series},
  year={2018}
}
Crowdfunding may provide much-needed financial resources, yet there is little systematic evidence on the potential of crowdfunding for scientific research. We first briefly review prior research on crowdfunding and give an overview of dedicated platforms for crowdfunding research. We then analyze data from over 700 campaigns on the largest dedicated platform, Experiment.com. Our descriptive analysis provides insights regarding the creators seeking funding, the projects they are seeking funding… 
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