By and for the world

System is a public resource being built by and for the world. We invite systems thinkers from all walks of life — research, design, data science, journalism, engineering, policy, medicine, etc. — to join us in our mission to relate everything.

The current public beta release benefited from consultations and testing over three years with hundreds of data scientists, researchers, and scholars.

Rafael Sidi
Mushtaq Bilal

"As an epidemiologist, one of the most time-intensive aspects of my work is synthesizing evidence from the ever-expanding literature. System Pro not only simplifies this process, helping me to discover and keep track of findings that would otherwise be buried deep in the biomedical data, it also contextualizes it in a way that facilitates systemic understanding and exploration."

Josh Colston

“I would use this over Google Scholar and PubMed. Having the statistics right on hand would save me hours and hours of research…and especially in my field, this is so helpful when events like a pandemic hits and we’re all in the most rushed state to gather the existing research.”

Nicolette Schuko
Test Testimonial

"It was easy to use and I appreciated the summary statement. I am confident that researchers and health professionals will find this tool very useful."

Mary Sue Coleman, PhD

"This is very exciting and completely novel. It presents a new kind of search that opens your line of thought.”

Fernanda McNabb

"I like this more than PubMed because it gave me stats right away and it even shows me research I didn't know to look for."

Dr. Priyanka R.

"It’s faster than PubMed, especially if you don’t know boolean searches. This is very helpful."

Amanda Pereira

"Even though my searches were very specific, the papers retrieved with System Pro's search were more relevant than in PubMed. With PubMed, I get many suggested papers that are often not relevant to my topic..."

Angela Trude

This is great because I always have to go back to the data. I ask, “Is this a good study? Is it applicable? Generalizable? What was the sample size? Is this biased?” System Pro solves what I’m doing in my head on my own that takes up so much time.

Dr. Melissa Burnside

Love the idea and vision behind this –

Evan W. via Twitter

There is a huge need for this platform. It's so innovative. I can see how this can help solve many problems with how we build systems models and will fit in very well with where the field is headed.

Tak I.

Let the paradigm shift. I’m all anticipation for what this will become!

Melody R. via LInkedIn

This project was a part of my dream when I was a philosophy student. Congrats! I want to thank you now, as a developer.

Fersat O.

Openness is one of our core values as a Public Benefit Corporation. Here’s how we plan to realize it:

  • As we release new features, we open a discussion on our Slack community to gather feedback.
  • Our technical documentation (including our methodologies) is open and will be regularly updated for peer review.
  • With each major release, we will publish a blog post outlining the societal risks we see and what we’ve done to try to mitigate them (in accordance with our charter).
  • The statistical metadata on System will soon be open (in accordance with our charter).
  • We plan to open source various parts of our code base.

The System community is committed to maintain a positive, inclusive, and constructive approach while helping to build System. Our Code of Conduct explains how we expect community participants to interact with each other.