Cope is a research service. It's built on the premise that crowdfunding will open a new economy of ideas. In a model like this, feedback from supporters is vital. So the community will help steer our lines of inquiry by commenting, suggesting topics, and offering financial support for work they find valuable. Our research can then be decoupled from the conditions and agendas set by institutional funders. We imagine it as a new forum for future thought, as Research for the Hive.