In 2020, we surveyed SciPinion users regarding what additional services we could offer the scientific community. One of the top responses we received was for SciPinion to facilitate questions, answers, and discussions within the expert community. The experts have spoken and we listened. SciPinion is now offering its Ping service to foster communication within the community of SciPinion experts.
Paid Pings Soon
In the near future we will be offering Paid Pings, in which Sponsors can ask questions of the expert community and experts can be compensated for their answers.
A Ping is a single science-based question. The question comes from a fellow SciPinion Expert who is seeking input from the expert community. All participation in this service (i.e., asking or answering questions) is voluntary and anonymous if you prefer.
Yes, all SciPinion Experts are able to ask questions for the expert community to answer, provided you have a
Ping Credit. All Experts start with 3 Ping Credits (i.e., can ask 3 questions), and have the opportunity to earn more (e.g., by answering Pings from other experts, applying to panel opportunities).
By answering a question from a fellow SciPinion Expert you earn 1 Ping Credit, which allow you to sponsor your own Ping (e.g., for every question you answer, you can ask your own question)
You also receive the satisfaction of helping your fellow experts and supporting the scientific community