We’re preparing to work on a new version of the subscribers’ area, so we’d appreciate hearing your thoughts and ideas.
Some of you have told us you’d like to subscribe, but your institution’s accounting rules don’t allow for open ended online subscriptions. Some subscribers have told us that it would be helpful if the listed items were better organised.
We agree, but the Patreon platform doesn’t provide the kind of flexibility to make these kinds of sensible changes.
So, we’re exploring the cost and logistics of creating a subscribers’ area we control. While we work out its details, the key changes will be:
- Institutions that wish to access the contents in the subscribers’ area will be sent a tax invoice for a 12-month subscription which would be paid by EFT or PayPal.
- The area will be structured in two sections (Human Research Ethics and Research Integrity) each with five subsections:
- Professional development material
- Audio files
- Video files
- There will be tools to link to related items, profile items and search the library.
Subscribers to the existing Patreon service can move to the new service at the same level for the remainder of whatever time they have remaining, at no extra cost.
Because we suspect some users of the Patreon service may prefer to stay there, we plan to continue posting items to both Patreon and the new service.
Is the new service something you’d recommend your institution subscribe to? Before we spend the money to build it, we’re hoping to hear at least 15 institutions are interested in-principle. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.