Our first crowdfunded and crowdsourced study is live & ready to share.
We brought together rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and designed a study based on their feedback! Our RA Working Group convened in July and narrowed down their top 5 research ideas. We opened up the voting on Reddit and Twitter, too. The enthusiasm of the community inspired us to continue on our path of citizen science!
To make this possible, we have partnered with Kernls. Kernls has helped scientists and non-profits raise money for their research. One of them being a success story on Long Covid: Patients funded a study that mattered to them, because they weren’t getting the answers they needed.
Crowdfunded studies done by biotech start-ups have the potential to move faster than the traditional academic or industry partners. Our goal with this crowdfunding campaign is to show that people can fund the studies that matter to them, and that we can make them happen in record time.
We discussed the importance of patient-treatment matching with rheumatoid arthritis clinicians. It’s become clear that doctors need better tools for personalizing which drugs they prescribe to their patients.
Visit our crowdfunding page and support in whichever way you can. Fund whichever amount you can budget. Sign up as a “Champion,” so you can amplify the campaign at zero cost. To show that we are committed to this cause, ImYoo is matching donations to our study!
And if rheumatoid arthritis isn’t your cup of tea, stay tuned for our other studies coming soon! They’ll all be posted to our Kernls page and announced in our newsletter (sign up here).
We’re starting with RA, but our campaign represents something much bigger: We’re building a people-driven biodiscovery ecosystem. The best research ideas come from lived experience, so we’re putting the tools in your hands. We envision a future where studies get kickstarted and executed as fast as the people want them. So what are you waiting for? Let’s make that future a reality!