We are TSWR - a movement led by academics to revolutionise scientific writing.
As a vehicle for change in the STEM community we have 2 central missions:
1) To close the opportunities gap so that every scientist has equal access to publishing and career advancement
2) To advance the collective research & innovation capabilities of the scientific community through enhanced data-sharing & community collaboration.
What do we mean when we say 'opportunity gap'?
We are referring to the yawning chasm between scientists with the most opportunities for publishing (and thus career advancement) and those with the fewest. This gap is fuelled by a multitude of accessibility factors, including neurotype, native language, even childcare responsibilities at home.
Not only does this inequality do an injustice to individuals, but also to the scientific community as a whole. Promising careers are going un-advanced, data is going unshared, and progress as a whole is being hampered.
Our movement is set to change this by introducing a method that is accessible and customisable to all scientists, equalising opportunities for publishing and advancement, thus closing the gap for good.
Data-sharing is the life-blood of research and innovation in science. Through papers we share with the global STEM community new discoveries, disproven hypotheses, improved (and unsuccessful) methods for research. Publishing acts as a catalyst for a further cycle of research, inspiring hypotheses and informing how funding may best be directed. However, this catalyst (and thus progress) is being dampened by the relatively low proportion of data being shared. The cause? The high resource cost of writing academic papers. With many papers taking between 3 and 16 months to write, necessity dictates that information be prioritised, with ultimately only a relatively small portion of data being shared.
TSWR seeks to remove this obstacle by providing a method that is capable of dramatically reducing the resource cost of writing scientific papers, and in so doing maximise the data-sharing capabilities of each scientist and accelerate the cycle of innovation in STEM.
TSWR is being backed by the brilliant London-based 'tech for good' VC fund, Bethnal Green Ventures. The funds will be used to develop the first generation of our TooWrite software, completing the first step towards achieving the BGV goal of positively affecting the lives of 100 million individuals.
This is our favourite part of any day: talking to all of you! We've been interviewing scientists of all disciplines and origins, learning what makes you tick, and what parts of the writing process tick you off the most. Want to get involved? Drop us a note at the bottom of this page.
TSWR is assembling a dream team of academic partners to power our movement forward and collaborate in the R&D of our revolutionary software. We are already joined by ASPECT International (a collaboration of 13 UK universities, inc. Oxford & Glasgow) and are soon to be partnered officially with The University of Sussex.
We are continuing to beta-test the TooWrite method with a multitude of scientists across various fields. Our favourite so far? An intervention study that saw the first half of a paper written using traditional methods over 2 years, and the second half written via TooWrite in only 4 hours. How's that for progress?
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