It seems only a short time ago that Mikhail and I were hanging out at Carberry’s coffee shop in Cambridge and talking about creating an online home for scientists. What would it be like, we thought, if you had a tool that helped you stay connected with current and former research colleagues? A tool that would let you search through your scientific networks – your lab or research group, department, institution, past advisors networks, and more – and find the right people with the right expertise at the right time? Well, if you’re like us, you can probably remember more than a few times in your research career when a tool like this would have come in handy. With this in mind, we decided to create Epernicus.
Epernicus is a professional networking platform that helps scientists stay connected to colleagues in their network and find the right person based on specific expertise and skills. We’ve had a lot of fun building Epernicus and are excited to see how many of our scientific colleagues are joining the community. Our goal, simply put, is to enhance your research experience. We want to help you gain efficiencies while making the experience more enjoyable.
We’ll keep you posted on new developments and features through our blog. In the meantime, please send us your ideas or feedback. We always enjoy hearing from you.