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Daniel May: "Should we make a grant to a meta-charity?" (Oxford Prioritisation Project)

Should we make a grant to a meta-charity? By Daniel May, Fellow. We're centralising all discussion on the Effective Altruism forum, so please comment here. Summary I introduce the concept of meta-charity, discuss some considerations for OxPrio, and look into how meta-charities evaluate their impact, and the reliability of these figures... Read More
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Alice and Bob on big-picture worldviews (Oxford Prioritisation Project)

By Tom Sittler, Director These are conversation notes from a conversation on 2017-03-02 where two Oxford Prioritisation Project members shared their big-picture worldviews. They talk about hard questions openly, without worrying about clearly explaining or rigorously backing their views to the usual standard of the Oxford Prioritisation Project blog. As... Read More
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Sindy Li: "On DALY Disability Weights" (Oxford Prioritisation Project)

By Sindy Li, Fellow.  Our previous system of allowing comments on Google Document versions of our posts had some advantages, but led to unhelpful dispersion of comments. We are now trying a new policy of centralising discussion on the EA forum, so please comment here. Abstract I explain the concept... Read More
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Oxford Prioritisation Project: Version 0

By Tom Sittler, Director.  Our previous system of allowing comments on Google Document versions of our posts had some advantages, but led to unhelpful dispersion of comments. We are now trying a new policy of centralising discussion on the EA forum, so please comment here. Introduction On February 19, we... Read More
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Daniel May: "Open Science: little room for more funding"

Cross- posted to the Oxford Prioritisation Project blog. Read and comment on the Google Document version of this post here . Feedback from the EA community is how we improve. Summary I consider open science as a cause area, by reviewing Open Phil’s published work, as well as some popular... Read More
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Should the Oxford Prioritisation Project look for lego bricks?

I'll regularly be cross-posting things from the  Oxford Prioritisation Project blog  to the EA forum. This serves partly as a commitment mechanism for us, whereby we would be embarrassed if we stopped posting. More importantly, we value the EA community's feedback on what we are doing. If you point out mistakes... Read More
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Laurie Pycroft: "CRISPR biorisk as an Oxford Prioritisation Project topic"

I'll regularly be cross-posting things from the Oxford Prioritisation Project blog to the EA forum. This serves partly as a commitment mechanism for us, whereby we would be embarrassed if we stopped posting. More importantly, we value the EA community's feedback on what we are doing. If you point out mistakes... Read More
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Introducing the Oxford Prioritisation Project blog

Cross-posted here . The Oxford Prioritisation Project is a new research group in the effective altruism community. The Project’s goal is to allocate £10,000 to an organisation that accepts donations, in the way that will have the greatest positive impact. As a team , we are conducting in-depth research on... Read More