Our current major projects are: i) a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) teaching skills for doing good, ii) a survey of public attitudes towards AI in Australia, iii) providing facilitation training for AI Safety projects, and iv) supporting AI related policy engagement in Australia. Our smaller projects are focused on communication and community building.
If you're trying to decide which messaging will best encourage prospective donors to contribute financially to your charity, then you should read about our charitable donations review.
If you’re working in animal welfare or trying to encourage the public to eat less meat and other animal products, then you should read our animal products consumption review preprint.
If you’re trying to decide on the policies that will most reduce harm and support a sustainable recovery from COVID-19, you should read about our Survey of COVID-19 Responses to Understand Behaviour (SCRUB) project.
If you are new to research, you can volunteer your time to learn about and conduct rigorous applied research as part of our systematic review and meta-analysis teams.
If you are a researcher or practitioner working in the areas of international development, global poverty, existential and/or catastrophic risks, artificial intelligence governance, animal welfare, the long-term future, climate change, decision-making, behaviour science, you can (1) volunteer your time as a project advisory team member to increase the quality and usefulness of research we conduct in these areas, or (2) contact us to discuss research collaboration opportunities.
I am very grateful for the opportunity given to me to contribute to this research and paper, I found it very worthwhile for me to volunteer my time as I was able to learn directly from researchers and learn incredible research skills that weren't offered to me otherwise. Being involved in this project also tested my personal fit for research as a career path and prepared me for writing my Masters thesis. I would encourage anyone who is interested to gain research skills and work directly with researchers in the EA space to get involved!
The most valuable part of helping Ready was the training and practice I received in how to conduct a systematic review, along with the professional development working in a science writing team. I really liked the feeling of growing in my competence to critically assess the quality of papers, and offer editing assistance with the manuscript.
The Ready team were extremely conscientious, efficient, and an all around pleasure to work with.
Being an adviser on a Ready project gave me a glimpse of the efficiency at which rigorous research could be carried out on topics that matter. One of the most valuable aspects was being able to work with and learn from a network of expert practitioners and academic researchers.Volunteer as a researcher >>>
I'm very glad that the review on charitable giving existed. Without professional researchers doing this work we would likely have been stabbing in the dark. The results helped us prioritise expanding tax-deductibility into more countries (a key part of our 2023 strategy) and helped us avoid over-updating on some of the other recommendations we've seen which seemed to be either based on weak evidence or had evidence against the interventions.
The meta-meta analysis on promoting charity donations improved my understanding of which fundraising tactics are more likely to be effective.
The meta-meta analysis on promoting charity donations is the most thorough and helpful analysis on spurring donor behavior I've encountered to date. I have no doubt this report's findings and research-informed recommendations will have ripple effects across the fundraising and philanthropic sectors. Anyone looking to increase charitable giving will find this guide immensely helpful.More about our collaboration >>>