I am personally very keen on Lipkins work. I think so much of what Wally is saying is wise. I would ask the same question about lots of research that is happening and getting funded through the internet. I have concerns with respect to knowing what is quality research and what projects will be most beneficial in gaining ground for ME/CFS. This can be hard to discern. It seems a difficult thing that I hope gets tackled in future. I hope to pose these questions to my own home organisation strongly. I made a small start with this. I feel that they in trying to help look after our interests should provide people with clear overviews and provide a bit of a watch dog service in a sense. The amount of research happening also seems to be climbing and I would like to have some confidence that when I donate to something its not a redundant waste of patient driven resource that could benefit myself and fellow patients. In saying that I would still donate to some crowd funding or something on lipkins look into the gut, so long as he is OK and comfortable about it happening and no one pops up with good reasoning behind it being a bad idea. Thanks for bringing that up Wally.