LabWorm – social network for scientists
LabWorm is a new and innovative social network for scientists in the field of life sciences. LabWorm is here to help researchers connect and revolutionize the way online science resources are engaged. The vision behind LabWorm is to catalyze the sharing of knowledge and contribute to the ongoing effort of revolutionizing science into a collaborative endeavor. LabWorm is a completely open social platform that leverages the power of connectivity, collaboration, crowdsourcing, and quantitative metrics to help biologists and bioinformaticians discover the best online resources to advance their research.
Founded by researchers for researchers, LabWorm is intimately familiar with the aches and pains of science and scientists.
“During our research work we realized just how important online resources are these days to conduct truly cutting edge science. Currently however, finding the right and best tool can be a daunting task. We therefore envisioned an easy to use, fun, and social platform that will make sense of all the online science tools out there to help reseachers find the best one for their research needs”.
So what can one do with the platform?
LabWorm curates numerous resources, and supplements each with detailed information and metrics, so that users can easily locate, rank & share these tools. Using this innovative search engine users are able to pinpoint the available tools for the required task and sort them according to popularity or ranking to find the best ones. LabWorm also enables the user to create ‘toolbox’ collections, where resources can be collected and shared, in order to help other researchers jumpstart their research with the right resources.
LabWorm is an adamant believer in an open and collaborative science and it is therefore built at its core with social functionality to promote exchange of knowledge and expertise between scientists. Lab Worm enables the user to connect with other scientists to learn which tools expert colleagues are using, and provides a platform to obtain advice and guidance from users of the community. By following key researchers, Lab Worm provides you with live updates on important resources your colleagues discover, keeping you current with the latest and highest quality tools. Alternatively, by discovering and communicating about important tools, Lab Worm assists you in building up a following and becoming an important influencer in the community.
Finally, since no good science can be achieved without following the latest literature, Lab Worm offers researchers the ability to tailor their own newsfeed by displaying the latest updates in relevant scientific journals.
So, what’s next?
“This is only the beginning and we have really awesome features being cooked up to transform your experience! We are working really hard to get these neat features out to you as fast as possible, so follow us to hear the latest updates on new developments.”
Lab Worm launched in June 2015 .
More about Lab Worm : http://labworm.com/