In many ways, the advancement of science itself is largely dependent on the efficiency with which the world’s top scholars can produce and share academic references about their discoveries. Yet until recently, this process has been extremely cumbersome for most research teams.
Jan Reichelt and his co-founders are attempting to solve these research collaboration woes through their rapidly growing startup Mendeley. Through its innovative reference manager and academic social network, Mendeley is able to facilitate both independent research and large team research projects more efficiently than ever before. Scholars using Mendeley can automatically generate bibliographies, collaborate easily with other researchers, import papers from other software platforms, and access their individual or team research from anywhere – including from Mendeley’s new iPhone app.
I sat down with Jan today to discuss how Mendeley is transforming academic research, and in the process, the higher end of the field of education itself. Check out our discussion below and be sure to let Jan know what you think!