RILL—Common Connections.

An open platform that helps interconnect environmental events and track updates.


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Platform overview: Working area, Globe view.



See connections between events

Use visualization of causal relationships to structure your mental model.

Collaborate with colleagues

Contribute to open research and get updates on subjects that interest you.

Draw attention to your research

Link your studies with events happening in the field.

Get and analyze data

Use Rill API for personal projects.



  • Visualisation

    Easily understand distant connections by using data views.

  • Connections

    See how meaningful connections are by looking at connection reviews.

  • Nodes

    Get collected event information in one place.

  • Content Regulation

    Levels of access

    The platform provides different levels of access to content editing.

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    • L I

      Faculty, students, and employees of companies that have confirmed scientific or research background. They can create nodes and connections.

    • L II

      Employees of organizations engaged in public campaigns or art. They can start and contribute to discussions.

    • L III

      Observers without experience in science or research. They can search and subscribe for updates.

    Registration process

    To get access to L1, the user needs to register with their work email of a collaborating organization (e.g, To get access to L2, the user needs to submit a registration form that will be approved by current members or moderators.

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    Node requirements

    In order to create a node, it needs to meet the following requirements. Global or vague events should be divided into several smaller nodes.

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    • R I

      The event must have documented evidence, such as official research papers, agency reports, datasets, etc.

    • R II

      The event does not describe a global event and can be geolocated.

    • R III

      The researcher needs to work in the field where the node belongs to.

    Connection reviews

    The connection can be discussed and reviewed by peers to which connected nodes belong. Connections include a status system.

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    • C I

      Requested, not reviewed

    • C II

      Set, approved by n experts

    • C III

      On review


    Is the platform free?

    Yes, the project is a non-profit and runs on contributors support.

    Who is moderating a content?

    Moderation is managed by users depending on their access level. Researchers and activists can raise issues and discuss them right within event nodes. All conversations are public. Everyone can report an issue.

    How do you define a topic as "environmental"?

    It is too early to set up strict boundaries. Currently, we are briefing invited research groups. When the platform launches, the community will start populating/abandoning topics.

    Why do all events must have geolocation?

    We request the nodes to be as specific as possible. Describing meta-events makes it hard to create meaningful connections.

    How to be invited in a research group?

    Currently we work with various research areas. Since to goal is to create a network of events, we are expanding the network to adjacent fields.

    Do you have a roadmap?

    See "Stages" below.

    How registration with work email will be managed?

    Currently we are inviting specific research groups to test out the platform. Once the registration is open, we will start manually accepting applications.

    How can I help the project?

    Please check out the section "Requests" below or contact us directly.

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    Stage 1

    Proof of concept with small amount of data. See "Requests" below.

    Stage 2

    Collecting feedback, improving prototype.

    Stage 3

    First beta-testing and release.


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