Peerwith is a platform for expert-led researcher services, connecting academics seeking to raise the quality of their academic work with peers who are experts in researcher services. It is Peerwith’s mission to be the global leading platform for researchers to connect and collaborate with experts to improve the quality of their academic work. In this mission, we attempt to partner with all stakeholders that share this mission. This includes libraries that are increasingly playing a role in pinpointing researchers to the right researcher services. In order to investigate how libraries can optimally facilitate access to the best and most affordable services, Peerwith has launched a pilot with the library of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Ivo Verbeek, Peerwith co-founder comments: ‘It is in the interest of the academic institution that researchers have optimal access to the best and most affordable services that improve their academic output, such as language services, grant proposal support, and publication and data policy consultancy. Peerwith, with its unique peer-to-peer model and flexible integration options, is able to integrate these services efficiently in the library offering. We are excited that we can pilot this offering with the Erasmus University Rotterdam library, supporting an ambitious institution with an international focus.’
Matthijs van Otegem, director of the university library comments: ‘The library’s mission is to support the creation and exchange of knowledge. We do so by managing scientific content and by offering a broad range of services. This pilot allows us to connect an extensive range of research services, both from within and outside the university, and offer them through a single, user friendly interface. Our researchers can now easily contact experts to support them in the publication process. We are happy to partner with Peerwith as the provider of this transparent service platform.’
Peerwith is a platform for expert-led researcher services, offering academics the opportunity to select, connect and collaborate with experts in researcher services to improve the quality of their academic work. Experts on Peerwith come from all academic disciplines and offer fair fees for services tailored to individual requirements. With our secure marketplace environment, our mission is to aid the advancement of science by helping researchers globally improve the quality of their academic work.
About Erasmus University Rotterdam
With knowledge as the key concept, Erasmus University Rotterdam concentrates on the three main tasks of a university: to generate knowledge (research), to transfer knowledge (education) and to disseminate knowledge (society).
Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international academic institute for critical thinking and academic training with a keen interest in current social issues. The research conducted at EUR is fundamental in nature and has a strong social bias. The nature of the research is interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary. The research is concentrated around four areas of expertise:
- Health care and health policy and management
- Welfare, sustainable economic growth
- Governance, the organisation of corporations and society
- Culture: media, happiness and identity in the modern urban environment