eLife’s open-source technology initiatives enhance the communication and use of research results online.

eLife invests heavily in software development, experience design, collaboration and outreach to help realise the full potential of the digital communication of new research. We support the development of open-source tools that can be used, adopted and extended by any interested party to help move towards an ecosystem that serves research as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible.

In parallel to our in-house software development efforts, the eLife Innovation Initiative is a separately funded effort aimed at providing funding, training and community support for creative individuals and teams within the academic and technology industries. The primary outputs of the Initiative are open solutions aimed at improving the discovery, sharing, consumption and evaluation of research.

Through this Initiative, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to engage with the best emerging talent and ideas at the interface of research and technology. You can find out more about some of these engagements on eLife Labs, or contact our Innovation Community Manager for more information (

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