Meet the Team.
We are small company of research addicts trying to promote quality research and make collaboration possible throughout the research process.
Some people call it OCD; others call it passion. We love good research. We want to make it easier to do good research. We believe that software should work the way researchers work, not the other way around. That is what drives us—crazy.
Quality Over Quantity
We figure that if you’re going to spend the time to do research, you might as well do it right. We want to make it easier for you to do good research. And after you’ve done a great job, we want to help you show it off. (You know you want to.)
Small And Focused
We’re small…and we like it that way. Being small helps us to move faster and be more responsive to the needs of our customers. It also helps us keep our expenses down. Even when we cross the divide from a struggling startup to a profitable company (hopefully sooner than later) we want to stay small and connected.
We Eat Our Own Dogfood
Necessity is the mother of invention. At least it was for us. We’re genealogy junkies and needed something that would help us keep track of our family history research. In our hunt, what we found was a surprising lack of software that really understood the research process (in genealogy or any other research field). So we decided to make it ourselves. We thought it would be selfish not to share it, so here we are!
We are committed to making research easier. This is our primary objective. We also want to keep data open. To do this we are building on open standards. We are trying to accomplish something great. We are determined to see it through—for the long haul.
Openness is all about collaboration. For us, this means open research, open source, and an open business model. We wouldn’t be here without the open contributions from many in the technological and genealogical communities. We are happy to have a chance to contribute back. We invite you to join with us to build something amazing together.
We are a social entrepreneurship company with a mission to change the way the world does research. By utilizing current technologies, we are creating software that works the way research has the potential to work. This is a researcher-driven effort to shift the paradigm of current research practices and lower the barriers to research.
True open access to research is currently held hostage by the limitations of the research paper publication paradigm. We want to empower researchers to preserve their entire research experience with clarity. Doing so enables researchers to collaborate and publish their research in context throughout the research process.
CEO and Super Coder
Chris loves to tackle difficult problems and dreams (literally) about making research easier. He is our systems thinker.
CFO and Think Tanker
Katie loves to solve a good puzzle and thrives on the details. She is also our finance and tax geek and actually enjoys it.