ContentMine aims to enable everyone to perform research using humanity’s accumulated scientific knowledge. We believe that “The Right to Read is the Right to Mine”: anyone who has lawful access to read the literature with their eyes should be able to do so with a machine. To make this a reality we are building software and training resources so that together we can liberate 100,000,000 facts from the scientific literature.
Research which relies on aggregating large amounts of dynamic information to benefit society is particularly key to our work – we want to see the right information getting to the right people at the right time and work with professionals such as clinical trials specialists and conservationists. ContentMine tools, resources, services and content are fully Open and can be re-used by anybody for any legal purpose.
ContentMine is inspired by the community successes of Wikimedia, Open StreetMap, Open Knowledge Foundation, and others. and encourages the growth of subcommunities which design, implement and pursue their particular aims.
We are funded by the Shuttleworth Foundation, a philanthropic organisation who are unafraid to re-imagine the world and fund people who’ll change it.
The ContentMine began in 2014 focusing on workshops and advocacy, but since then we’ve developed some cutting-edge software, started some great academic partnerships and we’re exploring our long-term strategy after being fortunate to receive Shuttleworth funding for a second year.
Meet The Team
Peter Murray-Rust, Founder and Shuttleworth Fellow
Peter leads the ContentMine as a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. He is the main software pipeline architect and a tireless advocate that the right to read is the right to mine.
Jenny Molloy, Manager
Jenny supports Peter to manage the team and work with our partners to get more researchers content mining.
Graham Steel, Social Media Manager
Graham manages our social media channels and blog. He keeps a watchful eye out for developments and items of interest to ContentMine.
Mark MacGillivray, Dev and product leader
Mark manages development sprints, our static website, servers, sysadmin, web app deployment and maintenance, as well as productisation.
Richard Smith-Unna, Software consultant and researcher
Stefan Kasberger, Training Manager
Chris Kittel, Training Manager
Ross Mounce, Researcher
Ross worked on the PLUTo project and contributes to the continued development of ContentMine tools and strategy.
Past Team Members
Michelle was project manager at the very start of the ContentMine project and made major contributions to building us from the ground up.
Steph worked on documenting our training resources and software.
Our Advisory Board