Why I Joined – Wesley Patrick

"Assured Science Exchange brings to the research arena a methodology and web-based forum that will change the way that research is funded and conducted. Three Exchange attributes target issues that are problematic in the current research model: (1) openness and inclusiveness that is merit based, which opens the doors to research funding for those who have not yet developed reputations; (2) intensive peer review to combat misconduct in science, and (3) free and timely exchange of resulting data, which will thwart data hoarding that slows the progress of science to the detriment of humankind. Because of my professional, family, and social commitments, time is a particularly precious commodity for me. Without reservation, I have committed my time to this worthy endeavor."

- Wes Patrick, Geoscientist, Research & Regulation Analyst