Science Online London would not be possible without the help of our gracious sponsors. Their financial and in-kind support help us keep this event going, and we are grateful to share a vision for digital research and online communication with them. For more information on how you can join and show your support for the event, see the bottom of the page.


River Valley is a UK based typesetting and multimedia company, specialising in conference recordings.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. Established in 1939, the Wellcome Trust is the largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research in the United Kingdom. Their breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health.


VIVO is an open source, open ontology, research discovery platform for hosting information about scientists, their interests, activities, and accomplishments. VIVO supports open development and integration of science through simple, standard semantic web technologies.

Founded in 1991, Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Researchers focus on more than 55 areas of computing and collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers to advance the state of the art. Microsoft Research has expanded over the years to eight locations worldwide and a number of collaborative projects that bring together the best minds in computer science to advance a research agenda based on their unique talents and interests. Microsoft Research collaborates openly with colleges and universities worldwide to enhance the teaching and learning experience, inspire technological innovation, and broadly advance the field of computer science.


Mashery is the leading provider of API management services enabling companies to easily leverage web services as a distribution channel. With its on-demand solution, Mashery takes away the cumbersome process and plumbing around managing web services. Mashery provides all the ingredients required to get web services up-and-running quickly, easily and successfully while ensuring that they will scale: usage/access management, tracking, metrics, commerce, performance optimization and developer/community tools all come pre-packaged.

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model.  All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings, and publishes over 220 journals across biology and medicine.

e-Research South is a consortium of research institutions working together to bring e-Research technologies to bear across a wide variety of disciplines. Encouraging vibrant regional activity and leveraging individual consortium parts creates a significantly more valuable whole.Driven by specific application areas and building on existing e-Infrastructure technologies e-Research South works to, enhance the ease of use, uptake and ‘accessibility’ of e-Research; develop know-how & tools for dealing with research data; provide development of and access to advanced visualisation; create a regional community and provide opportunities for public engagement with science.

CrossRef is the official DOI® link registration agency for scholarly and professional publications. CrossRef’s mandate is to connect users to primary research content, by enabling publishers to work collectively.

The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organisation of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.

Symplectic Ltd. is a London-based company, specialising in software that tracks research contributions to aid in assessments and reporting. Their flagship product, Symplectic Elements, automatically tracks the published contributions of an organisation, simplifying research assessments and reporting, and helping to support use of institutional repositories.

Sponsoring Science Online London 2011


Science Online is still looking for sponsors. Doing so would demonstrate your commitment to:

  • new and innovative ways of conducting and communicating science online
  • scientific communication, collaboration and community-building
  • tools and technology needed to enable better research
  • the future of digital science

For more information, please contact Kaitlin Thaney at [email protected].