Welcome to D4P: Science for all, straight from the source
Data for the People (D4P) is a weekly, interactive web-series that invites ‘the people’ (YOU!) to engage with relevant scientific research topics. Scientific research topics are presented by scientists in our communities—directly from the primary scientific literature— and explored through a variety of scientific reasoning styles in a way that showcases the process of science. Our goal is to maintain the rigor of the research, while eliminating the inaccessible jargon so that everyone can participate in science.
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About the D4P Webinar Series
What is “scientific literature” and why is this the focus of D4P?
Cutting-edge scientific literature (AKA the latest research that is released from scientists across the world!) is generally shared in expensive, subscription-based journals. The experimental and theoretical findings presented in these reports can directly impact our lives by providing the basis for new technologies, healthcare options, or deepening our knowledge of our own biology. Yet, these highly-specialized reports are usually written using field-specific jargon that make it difficult for non-specialists to digest. In the age of COVID-19, we feel that providing access and insight into the information —specifically, information that can impact our lives— is more important and urgent than ever. This is why we formed D4P.