The SOFI Knowledge Map, an international repository for solar fuel research sponsored by the Solar Fuels Institute, leverages crowd-sourcing and gamifcation techniques to encourage the scientific community to help classify publications in the field of solar fuel research. With a few clicks, experts in the field can register and begin entering information to the Knowledge Map, collecting points and badges along the way.
This new repository will have metadata for over 77,000 scientific papers, but that’s not where this project ends. That’s just the beginning. The SOFI team, led by Dick Co, is interested in standardizing the way in which solar fuel researchers access and categorize papers. Essentially, the goal is to take all 77,000 of these papers and collect organized information to help enrich the resources.