Here are a few of the organizations out there who are pursuing goals similar to Ronin’s, or who share some of our core values. Some of these may provide useful resources, or at least a sense of shared struggle.
- The National Coalition of Independent Scholars (not to be confused with the CBS franchise)
- The Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars (based out of Vancouver)
- The Independent Scholars Association of Australia
- The Globally Distributed Institute for Open Research and education (IGDORE) (global, but has presence in Sweden, Indonesia, and Estonia)
- Campus Orléon (based in the Netherlands, but active elsewhere in Europe, as well)
- CORE Sciences & Engineering (based in the UK, but active within Europe)
- The Complex Biological Systems Alliance
- The Institute for Historical Study (centered in the San Francisco Bay area)
And many, many others. If you’ve got something along these lines, send us a note.
Other allied organizations
- The Freelancers Union – US-based organization with resources for helping all kinds of freelancers, not just researchers and academics