14 August 2020
We’ve built the intervals platform as a transparency platform to share the work done by researchers here, so that panels of experts could verify our science and our data.
Below is a transcript of the video:
I believe transparency is important now everywhere in society. People want to know what’s happening with governments, with companies. And for us especially, who are not the most trusted company or entity in the world. Transparency is our way to gain the trust again.
We need to inform the public and the scientist community that we have hundreds of scientists working here in the Cube who are doing magnificent science, are working hard to characterize the products, and their toxicology. Once people know it and look at the science, they get convinced about it.
Publications are great, and I think this is – the peer review is the way that the scientific community will trust information that we get out. But it may not be enough, because we cannot publish everything. When you publish a scientific article, you have a limited amount of space, and figures, and explanations that you can give. Usually the data is not provided right there with the article. So, we need to do more, to do better.
We’ve built the INTERVALS platform as our transparency platform to share transparently the work done by researchers here. So that panels of experts could verify our science and our data.
Science is complex, often. It’s like cooking, you know. You have the recipe. If you only see the end product, there’s no way you can re-engineer the recipe. So, if the scientists don’t share their material and methods, the way they produce the data, it’s very difficult to reproduce exactly as-is. And for RRPs in particular, they’re new products. Not all of the methods are really “out of the box” [ie, readily available] yet. This is something that requires the right equipment, the right scientist, the right methods.
This is certainly the aim. So, in addition to the results, we’re sharing protocols, we’re sharing descriptions of how we do step by step assessment of the products, and we hope that this helps the scientific community to reproduce our results.