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How Do Researchers Engage in Academic Crowdfunding in Japan?

How Do Researchers Engage in Academic Crowdfunding in Japan?

Recently, Japanese researchers have begun engaging in academic crowdfunding more regularly. Academic crowdfunding may facilitate public engagement in science. However, the process of academic crowdfunding in Japan has not been well examined. In this study, we investigated how Japanese researchers approached the general public for financial support using academic crowdfunding. We found that 80% of the Japanese researchers surveyed considered that conveying the interest of the research was most important when calling for financial support from the general public. However,…

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