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Peer review and building trust within communities

Peer-review is the foundation of no trust in Science, this track will discuss methods of peer review, open covid19 and the future of science as well as tell the story of the pandemic.

Peer Review is the central method by which humans can improve upon and correct their work. In academia, grant review and peer review are how grants are allocated and papers approved for publish. At the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, a method for resource allocation was needed to allow for new teams of people to be established and the best ideas to flourish.

We will discuss the story of how community science has flourished since the beginning of the pandemic and the changes being made in science. We will also discuss the impact Just One Giant lab and community review are starting to make on the academic world and the stories around it. The session will be hosted by Chris LB Graham, who has been taken with this story of community review, with a guest appearance from Helpful CEO Ben Treuhaft with plans on the future of open innovation.

Session Breakdown:  


A Story on Helpful and Just One Giant Lab, community science in crisis.

10:55 – 12:30 Gather Room 2

This will be a narrative on how the micro-grant initiative and communities within Helpful and Just One Giant Lab over time.

By: Chris LB Graham with invitation to members of the movement to speak.

Microgrants and the power of communities.

10:55 – 12:30 Gather Room 2

Here we will discuss the two pre print papers: and which serve as examples of the success of relying on communities and the wisdom of the crowd to determine grant choices, whilst also building communities. We will celebrate some of the impact made by the projects hosted at Jogl.

 By: Chris LB Graham with invitation to parts of the movement to speak.

The Future of Peer Review and Open Innovation pipelines.

12:30 - 1pm Gather Room 2

The future of open science relies on the funding to power the research and collaboration. We will discuss the obstacles we are currently trying to overcome in accessing grant funding, and creating pipelines which can take an open idea to a worldwide used solution.

By: Chris Graham and Ben Treuhaft , with open discussion

Find out more about the Speakers: 

Chris LB Graham is part of the core team at JOGL and helped create the microgrant allocation method with JOGL and resource allocation rounds at Helpful engineering as its Co-founder. He is a PhD student at Warwick and helps JOGL to write its grants, as well as applying to his own grants in antimicrobial resistance. He has been part of the community science journey with JOGL.

Ben Treuhaft- " I lead Helpful Engineering (Helpful), a new distributed nonprofit supporting a community producing open innovation. Our work is accessible, available, and accessible; it is efficient and interoperable and leads to the development of capacity and resiliency. Helpful PPE designs have seen more than 50 million units produced since our establishment in March of 2020, and countless more units have been donated globally, realizing impact far beyond the less than $7,000 we spent on the design.

Prior to Helpful, I provided solutions to global advertisers, developing products from digital capture devices to software systems and workflow design and implementation" - Linked In

More Context: 

For more context read the pre-print papers and 

*This Track is part of Just One Giant Summit: the first community science and innovation conference. For more details on the Summit, including date, schedule, location, etc., return to the main event page here.

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