LONDON, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Freelance platform for scientists, Kolabtree, announced today that it has surpassed 10,000 freelancer registrations. Experts on the platform, many of whom hold PhDs, offer several on-demand services such as data analysis and medical writing to organizations looking for their skills. Businesses, regardless of size, can easily access the scientific expertise they need to develop new products, conduct robust research and make sense of data.
Launched in 2015, Kolabtree was founded with the mission to make scientific expertise accessible to all by connecting businesses with scientists. Every month, over 400 projects that require the skills of a specialist are posted on Kolabtree. Scientists can apply to work on the projects, while quoting a fee. So far, the platform has helped over 2,500 businesses connect with scientists to solve research and business challenges.
Scientists on Kolabtree are from both traditional and interdisciplinary academic backgrounds, ranging from molecular biologists to medical statisticians. They include experts from MIT, Cambridge University, Harvard University and more. Kolabtree’s freelancers are either independent consultants, experienced scientists, or early career researchers looking to supplement their full-time roles with part-time work.
In 2018, the platform had 4,000 experts on board and has seen a 150% increase in the last year. This indicates a clear trend in the research community to go freelance, which enables organizations to:
- Easily consult specialists in one single platform
- Collaborate with scientists, independent of location
- Accelerate innovation, by working with experts with the technical know-how
“Access to specialist skills used to be a privilege reserved for large companies with extensive budgets,” explained Ashmita Das, CEO of Kolabtree. “All businesses deserve access to the skills they need to thrive and Kolabtree provides a mechanism of linking SMBs with scientific experts. It also allows talented scientists to work on a range of projects, broadening their own skill sets,” added Das.
Companies worldwide are also realizing the benefits of hiring virtual employees. According to a recent FlexJobs report, the industry with the maximum number of remote workers is Health & Medicine. From writing a grant application to developing a medical device, remote specialists can help with several challenges that medical companies face. Small companies or labs may not have the resources to hire someone in-house, full-time. Access to freelance experts is invaluable in meeting such one-off requirements.
Kolabtree helps organizations hire freelance scientists and researchers offering services that include data analysis, product development, scientific consulting, desk research, and scientific writing. Kolabtree helps thousands of businesses access world-class expertise and complete their projects successfully. For more information please visit https://www.kolabtree.com.
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Kolabtree surpasses 10,000 freelancers
Over 10,000 freelance scientists and experts are offering their services on Kolabtree
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