An online-platform to connect researchers
Researchers in developing countries are facing challenges, which may hinder their scientific progress and career. Among these problems are the lack of possibilities to connect with other potential scientific collaborators, the unavailability of research consumables, and the lack of awareness about specific research services and providers.
Therefore, the aim of this tandem project is to develop a web/mobile application for researchers working in the field of basic and applied sciences, to provide a communication platform for researchers, in order to match researchers with collaborators for the conduction of interdisciplinary research. At the same time, the application will contain a database on research consumables providers and characterization service providers with means of contact. Another feature of this application will be a selling and/or exchange market place, where research institutions can offer scientific consumables they no longer need.
Designing and testing a beta version app
The “ResCon App” project between AGYA members Dr. Maha Nasr, Ain Shams University, Egypt and Dr. Mohamed Abou El-Enein, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, U.S.A. provides an excellent platform of interdisciplinary research collaboration within AGYA. With the support of a team including market analysts, database collectors, software developers, and graphic/branding designers, together they are developing an Android beta version of the web/mobile application. The app features are tested by other researchers from chemistry, biology, or medical sciences in Egypt throughout 2021. The final application version is expected to be used by a myriad of researchers working at different universities or research institutions and to be open for other Arab countries, with the option to foster and conduct interdisciplinary research by exchanging ideas through the application itself.
- Disciplines Involved
- Computer Sciences, Marketing, Engineering, Health Sciences, Chemistry, Biology
- Project Title
- Development of a Researcher-Oriented Application “ResCon – Research Connect App”: Towards Less Challenging and More Effective Interdisciplinary Research (Part I)
- Funding Scheme
- Tandem Project
- Countries Involved
- Egypt, Germany