SciLife is a new, virtual presentation and communication platform for scientific topics and the scientific community. The platform was launched in April 2008 and is now also available free of charge to researchers who want to increase networking activities and who are looking for equipment and researchers.
SciLife, which went online in April 2008 and has been providing free access since July 2008, currently has 300 members. Many work groups have been included in the database, but information on individual members is still lacking. The success of the project clearly depends on the initial start-up phase and the ability to attract a high enough number of users. The platform will only be able to become a useful and current source of information if enough scientists post their profile and maintain and update it over time.
Since 31. July 2008, SciLife has opened its gates to the research community. This means in particular: It will no longer be necessary to log onto SciLife to view basic profiles of users, groups and resources. This way, profiles are visible to search engines like google. The access to personal information can be restricted to a certain group of people by the user.
Source: Newsletter SciLife- 31.07.2008