The knowledge gateway provides access to online resources, literature and diverse research on CCs.
The site has been established as a wiki-like collection of categorised articles on community currencies, kept up to date by peer-contributions and with curation from our international partners to help uphold the readability and reliability of material.
We give an overview of the people, organisations and projects which you might want to be aware of for your research. The site also offers access to a library of documents from different disciplines, as well as a multitude of images and videos.
We hope that our collection will help build further collaborations between researchers. Stay tuned for upcoming events and developments such as an international academic research association due to be launched towards the end of 2015. In the meantime here are some great existing platforms for CC researchers:
This is a prime resource for researchers hosted by Rolf Schroeder at the university of Bremen, Germany. Find this project at www.cc-literature.org or access the vast bibliography database of international publications right here (if the direct search does not work, please start from the main URL above):
The IJCCR was conceived as an online forum for disseminating knowledge about community and complementary currencies. As a freely available online resource, it makes new scientific knowledge about this innovative phenomenon accessible to all, so overcoming many of the barriers separating ‘academics’ from ‘activists’. It also offers speedy publication of new findings, again overcoming the lengthy delays associated with publishing in traditional academic print journals.
This peer-reviewed journal aims to provide a common forum for informed articulation and debate of empirical, critical and theoretical research on community currencies. And seeks to bridge the gaps in knowledge, practice and communication which exist between community currency ‘activists’ and ‘academics’.
The complementary currency Research Group is a network of scientific researchers, academic and other, working on complementary currencies and related types of sustainable exchange systems.
The purpose of the ccResearch Group is to provide peer support and collaboration across individuals, institutions and disciplines, aspiring to “open notebook science” principles.
The group was originally proposed and hosted by Stephen DeMeulenaere of the “Complementary Currency Resource Center”. Since 2014 the ccResearch Group has been moderated by Leander Bindewald and is currently hosted on a new online platform provided by the CCIA project.
Participation of the group is for researchers and by invitation only. Applications can be made through the online platform: ccresearch.community-currency.info
There are othe organsition and projects that provide a range of differnet resources for CC-researchers: