Research Cooperative

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Blogs: 14
Pages: 7
images: 5
youtube videos: 1
Invitations: 2
Groups: 12
Location: International
Work interests: Providing NPO social network for better research communication
Affiliation/website: Serving all members of the Research Cooperative
Preferred contact method: Other (details below)
Preferred contact language(s): English
Contact: email (researchcooperative atto gmail dotto com)
Favourite publications: PJ Matthews and J Akamine, eds. (2004) Research Writing in Japan: Personal, Cultural, and Practical Perspectives, Senri Ethnological Reports No. 49. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.

Who is paying for this network?

  • Main sponsor

    Since 2001, the main financial sponsor for the Research Cooperative has been Dr PJ Matthews, of Kyoto, Japan, and Auckland, New Zealand.

    The monthly costs for the hosting, system, and trouble-shooting are currently $US 49.00, meaning that the annual cost is around $US 600. This can be tolerated because many beautiful things in the world are free, like seeing this ikebana display at a train station I visited today:


    An example invoice/receipt is attached in the next section.

    (Updated 4th December 2018)

  • Receipt for monthly payment of network hosting expenses (December 2018)

    This receipt of a monthly payment for online hosting and related services is provided as an example, for reference purposes only, and remains copyright of the Research Cooperative and Tall Dude Networks (2018).

    The document may be downloaded for personal study, and can be cited as an information source, with attribution, but should not be copied or displayed by other parties without permission.

    Thanks for looking.

  • Member donations, and other sponsors

    Any small or large donation is welcome from members, at any time!

    Requests for paid advertising space will also be considered, by members or non-members, if the content is relevant for our members.

    Donations cannot be made tax-deductible as we are not a formally registered NPO in any jurisdiction. Registration and reporting costs are prohibitive as we have zero income from operation of the website (which is provided as a free service).

    In the future, we hope that the interest of members, sponsors and advertisers will cover costs for NPO registration, and continued development, maintenance, and promotion of the network.

    To make more significant progress than is possible at present, we need a budget of around NZ$10,000/year, or the equivalent in volunteer time!

    Alas, we are far from achieving this, as of December, 2018 (see previous records of advertising revenue here )

    In the future, 'special members' may be able to build a shop front, and use our network as a base for business, in return for a small subscription fee. Please let me know if this idea is of interest to you.

    Thanks, Peter Matthews (Chief Admin, researchcooperative at gmail dot com)