Colwiz: improving the speed of research

colwiz | Your Research Life Organized – Overview from colwiz on Vimeo.

A  team of researchers from the University of Oxford have been working on improving the speed of research for students, early career researchers, and senior academics.  colwiz – collective wizdom, is the solution they developed,  free software designed to accelerate the pace of innovation and increase overall research productivity.

Using colwiz web, desktop, iPhone, iPad and Android Apps, researchers can:

  • Search publications on Google Scholar, PubMed and 30+ other search engines, automatically find PDFs and take notes, write articles with citations and bibliographies.
  • Make to-do lists, collaborate on research tasks, and schedule journal clubs, conferences and deadlines.
  • Store, backup and share research data and files.
  • Create groups, invite other researchers to collaborate through shared publications, calendars, tasks, documents and discussion areas.
  • Manage multiple research projects across departmental, institutional and geographical boundaries.
  • Organise their research lives, from initial idea, through complex collaborations, to publication of the results.

Colwiz is designed for individual and collaborative research and used by researchers from around the globe.Their website ( and video ( explain how graduate students writing their theses and research groups working on complex collaborative projects will find it equally useful.

The team are happy to be contacted if you have any questions:

Prof. Sir J. Michael Brady, FRS FREng FMedSci
BP Professor of Information Engineering, University of Oxford
Chairman, colwiz
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 339 348

Prof. David Gavaghan, DPhil
Professor of Computational Biology, University of Oxford
Chief Scientist, colwiz
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 339 348

Tahir Mansoori
CEO and Founder, colwiz
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 339 348


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