Prolific Academic is the world’s largest crowdsourcing community of people who love science.

It’s part of the Oxford University Incubator and has grown sales impressively beyond £1m without raising investment.

The aim is that by helping to eliminate failed predictions, dodgy statistics and dubious research practices, researchers of all kinds can source and manage participants for data collection more effectively.

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