Hypothesis Project

To support further development and pilot adoption of the web annotation platform

  • Amount $683,000
  • City San Francisco, CA
  • Investigator Dan Whaley
  • Year 2014
  • Program Technology
  • Sub-program Scholarly Communication

This grant provide 14 months of support for the Project, a web annotation platform that aims to bring granular annotation of online scholarly materials to users through the development of an easy-to-use interface that makes web annotation fully collaborative, shareable, and searchable.  Grant funds will support continued development of the platform as well as three pilot implementations, one at the American Geophysical Union, one at the arXiv preprint repository, and one at eLife, an influential online journal sponsored by the Wellcome Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Additional funds support a 2014 summit for stakeholders to ensure compliance with current and forthcoming standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium.

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