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Sciencestarter is a crowdfunding community that funds projects in science, research and science communication.
Our goal is to make it possible for small science projects to find funding quickly and easily, thereby making science more open, personal and tangible.

The Sciencestarter Team at Wissenschaft im Dialog supports and advises project starters in planning and communicating their projects.

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The Art of Failure Symposium
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The Art of Failure Symposium
The Art of Failure Symposium addresses young and experienced scientists to share laboratory successes but also setbacks to liberate that silenced part
250 € (25%) 37 days
Colouring Archaeology
Entdecke die farbige Vergangenheit! Die neue Art des Ausmalens: Originalfunde, echte Fundorte, von richtigen Archäologen.
6,546 € (101%) Project successful
[ Atlas of Torture ]
Torture has no place in the world of tomorrow - support us in building a platform to strengthen the fight against torture worldwide!
51,440 € (103%) Project successful
Finja forscht!
Spannende Geschichten aus der Bremer Forschungslandschaft für Kinder erzählt.
17,685 € (161%) Project successful
Festungstouren MV
Unbekannte Schätze in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern interaktiv selbst entdecken
756 € (108%) Project successful

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Sciencestarter is the crowdfunding community for science in the German-speaking world. It was founded in autumn 2012 by Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD) to provide a quick and easy way for small science projects to be realised. Simultaneously these projects enhance the dialogue between science and the public. Through Sciencestarter we want to open up science and bring it to life. We believe that when research is well communicated it can excite a lot of people, who may then provide financial support to make projects happen.

You want to explore the other end of the world, but you lack the necessary change for the flight? You do not feel like writing long application applications and waiting for an answer? You do not want your paper to be read only by your professor? Then Sciencestarter is just right for you. It does not matter if you are a student, doctoral student, professor or citizen scientist. It depends on the projects!

Sciencestarter presents projects from science, research and science communication that follow the principles of Good Scientific Practice. All projects that are submitted to Sciencestarter are checked to ensure that they conform to the principles and are only published online if they pass this check. If it is unclear whether a project conforms to the principles, a scientific advisory group is consulted and asked to provide an assessment.
As a starter you also need a bank account in Germany, Austria or Switzerland

Weapons development, clinical studies in humans and projects that involve surgery or other treatment of experimental animals cannot be financed by Sciencestarter (even though we explicitly want to state our support for basic biomedical research). Sciencestarter also excludes the financing of tuition fees, private events, science prizes and proposals that seek general or institutional support (e.g. collecting donations for a research institute).

Open science is a term that describes several movements that share the goal of making scientific research more readily available to a greater number of people. Sciencestarter supports open science and encourages our project starters to make the results of projects financed by the Sciencestarter community available online, without financial, technical or legal barriers, and in a format that facilitates reuse of data.

About us

Sciencestarter is the crowdfunding community for science in the German-speaking world. It was founded in autumn 2012 by Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD) to provide a quick and easy way for small science projects to be realised. Simultaneously these projects enhance the dialogue between science and the public. Through Sciencestarter we want to open up science and bring it to life.

Wissenschaft im Dialog facilitates discussion and exchange about research in Germany. As an initiative of German science, we are supported by all the major German science organisations and several foundations.

Thorsten Witt and Artur Krutsch are here to support you as you start your project. You can reach them at [email protected]

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Wissenschaft im Dialog gGmbH
Charlottenstrasse 80
10117 Berlin
Deutschland

+49 30 20 62 295-0
http://www.sciencestarter.de

E-Mail: [email protected]

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Projekte aus Wissenschaft und Forschung

Bei Sciencestarter kannst du ausschließlich Projekte aus Wissenschaft und Forschung einstellen, die den Grundsätzen der "Guten wissenschaftlichen Praxis" entsprechen.
Sciencestarter wird von einem wissenschaftlichem Beirat begleitet. Bei Unklarheit darüber, ob ein Projekt unsere Richtlinien erfüllt, werden die Beiratsmitglieder hinzugezogen und um eine Einschätzung gebeten.
Alle eingereichten Projekte werden durch Sciencestarter auf die Einhaltung der Richtlinien überprüft und anschließend bei bestandener Überprüfung freigeschaltet. Es besteht seitens der Projektstarter keinerlei Anspruch auf Freischaltung.

Was nicht finanziert werden kann

Projekte, die Waffenentwicklungen zum Ziel haben, können nicht über Sciencestarter finanziert werden. Ebenfalls nicht zugelassen sind klinische Studien an Menschen und Projekte, die Eingriffe oder Behandlungen zu Versuchszwecken an Tieren beinhalten. Ausgeschlossen von einer Sciencestarter-Finanzierung sind außerdem Studium, Ausbildung, private Veranstaltungen, Wissenschaftspreise, sowie Vorhaben, die eine allgemeine oder institutionelle Unterstützung anstreben (z.B. Spenden sammeln für eine Einrichtung).

Open Science

Sciencestarter unterstützt Open Science und fordert Starter auf, die Ergebnisse ihrer durch die Sciencestarter-Community finanzierten Projekte ohne finanzielle, technische oder rechtliche Barrieren über das Internet zugänglich und nachnutzbar zu machen.

Sciencestarter-Logo / Finanzierungsvermerk

Als Gegenleistung zur Nutzung von Sciencestarter und unserer Unterstützung, fordern wir alle Projektstarter auf, das Sciencestarter-Logo und den Webseiten-Link auf dem Endprodukt/Ergebnis abzubilden.

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Cooperations

Wissenschaft im Dialog (WiD) setzt sich als gemeinnützige Organisation für die Diskussion und
den Austausch über Forschung in Deutschland ein.

Der Stifterverband ist die Gemeinschaftsinitiative von Unternehmen und Stiftungen, die als einzige ganzheitlich in den Bereichen Bildung, Wissenschaft und Innovation berät, vernetzt und fördert.

Die Spektrum der Wissenschaft ist eine monatlich erscheinende deutschsprachige Ausgabe des amerikanischen Magazins Scientific American.

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