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Crowdfunding academic researchers – the importance of academic social media profiles

Palmer, Stuart and Verhoeven, Deb 2016, Crowdfunding academic researchers – the importance of academic social media profiles, in ECSM 2016: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Social Media, Academic Conferences and Publishing International, Sonning Common, Eng., pp. 291-299.

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Title Crowdfunding academic researchers – the importance of academic social media profiles
Author(s) Palmer, StuartORCID iD for Palmer, Stuart orcid.org/0000-0002-2517-0597
Verhoeven, DebORCID iD for Verhoeven, Deb orcid.org/0000-0003-3680-3561
Conference name Social Media. European Conference (3rd : 2016 : Caen, France)
Conference location Caen, France
Conference dates 12-13 Jul. 2016
Title of proceedings ECSM 2016: Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Social Media
Editor(s) Bernades, C.
Minchella, D.
Publication date 2016
Start page 291
End page 299
Total pages 9
Publisher Academic Conferences and Publishing International
Place of publication Sonning Common, Eng.
Keyword(s) social media
research crowdfunding
Twitter
social network analysis
Summary Traditionally, the main source of funding for university research comes from either private or government grants. Grant schemes are usually highly competitive with low success rates, favour experienced or senior researchers and take considerable time to be processed thereby delaying potential discoveries. In December 2012 pozible.com and Deakin University agreed to create an opportunity for the community funding of Australian university research. Research My World launched to the public in May 2013 with eight campaigns spanning a range of academic discipline areas and project types. Subsequent project cycles have occurred at approximately six monthly intervals and the program was expanded to include research bids from other universities and research centres. As of mid-November 2015, 19 successful research crowdfunding projects have raised more than more than AU$185,000 in funding at Deakin University alone. This paper presents the results of a research investigation into the Research My World crowdfunding initiative. We detail the method developed for the collection and visualisation of social media data related to the research crowdfunding projects, the analysis of the links between social media activity and project success, and the general guidance for future project cycles that we derived from this analysis.
ISBN 9781911218005
ISSN 2055-7213
2055-7221
Language eng
Field of Research 080709 Social and Community Informatics
150502 Marketing Communications
Socio Economic Objective 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084895

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