of scientific research is funded and performed by industry.* But research that benefits big business is often at odds with the interests of the public.
Lifeguard is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded to address this gap. Our platform enables independent scientists and experts to research underserved risks and answer the questions no one wants to ask uncovering breakthroughs that can truly benefit people, communities, and environments on a global scale.
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Collaborate with scientists
and subject matter experts
across the world.
Select a challenge
Choose a research topic
that matches your interests
Make a real impact on emerging risks
to human health and the environment.
The risks are real and lives are on the line. If we don't work together to address these threats, who will? Lifeguard is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects independent scientists and subject matter experts with diverse skill sets, passions, and expertise to collaborate on high-impact research around real-world risks affecting us all. Together, we're building a vibrant community to forge a brighter future free from preventable dangers society faces today.
Choose an issue that aligns with your knowledge, interests and expertise to perform breakthrough research that uncovers unforeseen risks to human health and the environment. Join a team or form your own to work alongside a collaborative group of experts.
With every challenge, you'll have the chance to earn international recognition and monetary prizes for your team's important research. Plus, your work has the potential to protect lives.
What if we could stop "the next BPA" before it becomes a widespread danger?
Conduct scientific research to identify products, chemicals, or ingredients that may pose a risk to human health and safety.
What if independent research has already identified a carcinogenic chemical, but we haven't connected the dots yet?
Analyze peer reviewed scientific literature on emerging risks using data science to uncover new insights.
What if a viable solution to cleaning up microplastics is one breakthrough away?
Develop breakthrough solutions for detecting and cleaning up harmful chemicals and byproducts found in our food, water, and environment.