Sense About Science donations received

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

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Basic donee information

Twitter usernamesenseaboutsci
Wikipedia page

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 4 36,800 416,485 29,400 29,400 29,400 36,800 36,800 36,800 63,638 63,638 1,536,102 1,536,102 1,536,102
FIXME 2 29,400 33,100 29,400 29,400 29,400 29,400 29,400 29,400 36,800 36,800 36,800 36,800 36,800
Science and Technology 2 63,638 799,870 63,638 63,638 63,638 63,638 63,638 63,638 1,536,102 1,536,102 1,536,102 1,536,102 1,536,102

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Sense About Science

Donor Total 2015 2014
Arnold Ventures (filter this donee) 1,599,740.00 63,638.00 1,536,102.00
Wellcome Trust (filter this donee) 66,200.00 36,800.00 29,400.00
Total 1,665,940.00 100,438.00 1,565,502.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (4 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 4)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Wellcome Trust36,800.0032015-04-14FIXME Resources and training to build on the successes of Affected regions: Greater London; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Arnold Ventures63,638.0022015Science and Technology To help preserve rigorous regulatory standards designed to ensure clinical trial transparency.
Wellcome Trust29,400.0042014-01-15FIXME Helping People Ask for Evidence . Affected regions: Greater London; affected countries: United Kingdom.
Arnold Ventures1,536,102.0012014Science and Technology To inform the public about the value of greater transparency for clinical trials in medicine and other scientific domains.