Readmy is “My All-in-One Platform to Read, Engage, Achieve and Discover” and it is being developed over the next 18 months. It will be an ad-free and open-access platform that will rely on an interactions database and machine learning environment called the Journal-resources User Defined Interface (JUDI), that aims to change the way store, process, and retrieve scientific information.
An introductory page on Readmy development has been published. This landing page serves only for general information and for members of the community to follow updates via a Community Features Kanban board. Features can be requested via the Resource Hub.
Who is Readmy aimed at?
To assist students in obtaining novel information from primary resources (research articles), increase their confidence in their studies and develop as better scientists. We are bringing our digital framework to UK universities.
To provide background and novel research findings in areas outside primary interests and drive cross-disciplinary collaborations forward with better understanding of the broader research field,
Working with the larger community, public-funded initiatives and professionals to make scientific information more accessible for the general public, especially in the areas of health and wellbeing.
We believe that learning resources should be made freely accessible to anyone. That is why we are developing a digital learning environment that is an ad-free and open-access space for students and professionals who want to pursue a career in science and learn beyond their selected area of expertise.
We want to build a platform from the vision of our community, and we are going to be continually reaching out to students and academics to support this website. It may work or it may make no difference, but we believe that we bring a unique solution to an ever growing struggle on how we learn from scientific resources. With input from our community, we will learn what works and what doesn’t work so well, and together build and adapt this tool.
While going paperless reduces the carbon footprint, websites, emails, computers and everything that powers digital environments are major contributors to the carbon footprint. We are working on our policies at the moment, but we pledge that by 2025, we offset our carbon dioxide emissions using an appropriate and sustainable strategy.
Readmy & JUDI
JUDI, the “Journal-resources User Defined Interface”, is a scientific artificial intelligence engine being built to advance the way we process scientific information. It is primarily aimed at students who find it difficult to extract and disseminate information from primary resources, for instance research articles, and help develop their confidence in scientific writing. JUDI will be at the core of our new open-access environment, as we develop resources for our student and scientific community.
JUDI was originally designed in 2018 as a platform to provide advice on publication of journal articles, aimed at first-time authors. Since its conception, we planned that the success of this software will be based on support from our community (i.e. ‘user defined’). We will make new opportunities for students and early-career professionals to contribute to the development of JUDI and our new digital, open-access environment. In our first round of development, we will seek interest within our network and reach out to universities and institutions who feel that such digital environments will be beneficial for the development of students and researchers. From here, we plan to form a partnership with relevant parties and create the strategy for the platform’s development.
Our Commitment to Community
We want this campaign to remain relevant and accessible to our community and we will depend on your feedback. We will develop an online feedback platform during the lifetime of its development, create opportunities for closed-alpha and open-beta testing and open a customer service environment to keep the software evolving through the vision of our community. We expect to have an initial timeline some time after August 2021.
If you want to get involved early in its development, please contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org and we will keep you updated.
Our student and professional community is at the centre of our innovations. To further develop JUDI and make it accessible, we will depend on input from volunteers. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com. You can contact the developer team directly here.