Cactus Communications launches an integrated ecosystem of tools to simplify researchers' life
Cactus Communications, a technology company accelerating scientific advancement, today announced the launch of R (researcher.life), an extensive integrated ecosystem of tools and support for academic researchers.
The ecosystem currently offers six tools and platforms, all designed to address a specific need or issue that researchers face. R Pubsure is an AI-powered platform that evaluates the submission readiness of research manuscripts and recommends suitable journals. R Discovery (beta) brings together the power of AI and the researcher community to help researchers conduct literature search faster and more intelligently. R Upskill is a learning platform with the largest collection of curated courses and handbooks for researchers. R Voice (beta) is a community platform that allows researchers to connect with other researchers over wide-ranging topics. An upcoming concept, R Fund, will allow researchers to find funding for their research in a timely manner.
In April this year, CACTUS had launched R Concept a comprehensive on research, insights, commentary, and expert recommendations related to COVID-19. This offering is available in the R ecosystem.
Abhishek Goel, Co-founder and CEO of CACTUS, spoke on the motivation behind building this ecosystem: “Modern researchers have to fight to find time in the lab. Too much time is spent on writing, formatting, submitting, reviewing, discovery, planning lectures, and applying for grants—activities that take up valuable time of the very people who could be spending that time in the lab, solving real world problems. We wanted to simplify things for researchers, a need that’s more pressing now than it has ever been.”
The ecosystem leverages the company’s AI, concept extraction, and deep learning capabilities. Earlier this year, the company had acquired UNSILO, a Demark-based AI startup, to enhance its repertoire of tech solutions.
The ecosystem will give members access to multiple tools and solutions seamlessly and effortlessly. PubSURE, which was earlier a standalone solution offered by CACTUS, has now been made available in the R ecosystem. Researchers who have signed up with PubSURE can now access the entire suite of R solutions and much more in terms of services, information, and connections.
CACTUS is currently inviting researchers to explore the R platform and ecosystem of tools and share their feedback.
Researchers can sign up at researcher.life/ to access the ecosystem.
About Cactus Communications
Founded in 2002, Cactus Communications (cactusglobal.com) is a technology company accelerating scientific advancement. We collaborate with researchers, universities, publishers, academic societies, and life science organizations to accelerate research impact. CACTUS’s products and services are designed to meet all research and publishing needs: Editage provides editorial, translation, transcription, and publication support services and education and training solutions; Cactus Life Sciences helps pharma, biotech, and medical device organizations with content strategy, development, and dissemination; and UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow business opportunities and improve workflows. Cactus Labs is its innovation and R&D cell that powers all CACTUS businesses. CACTUS also incubates seed and early stage startups that share its mission to solve problems with science and technology solutions. It has offices in London, Princeton, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Aarhus, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai; a global workforce of over 3,000 experts; and customers from over 190 countries.
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