Yes, you can charge your group budget if you prefer, simply by giving us the e-mail of your purchase officer !!
There are several benefits actually. If you have ever dealt with a university-hosted site, you know that to make any changes, you will have to probably e-mail a few people and wait for weeks for the changes to happen. Our service offers the advantage of instant changes & being able to do updates yourself.
Furthermore, academics do move institutions and it’s preferable to have your academic profile under your own control, than have it affiliated with only one university.
In terms of branding and promoting your research, the combination of social media with your own website can be truly powerful. It is not a matter of luck that the majority of top US-based groups use these.
Lastly, you can advertise your research in a publicly accessible way and promote fundraising.
For now we have kept things simple. We offer a PhD-tier at $49/year that offers anything a graduate student may need. For group leaders / professors / postdocs, the service is currently heavily discounted at $99/year.
In the future we will have a 3rd tier with more customization capabilities.
This service is developed by academics, for academics. We solve the 2 main frustrations that come about with other website builders:
I am a PhD graduate who is also a web developer. Given my familiarity with the hurdles academics face to promote their research, I created this easy to use web application.