Great thread here and it's awesome to see people asking these questions. Short answer: We're trying to do something new. That means we're working on finding the perfect balance, i.e., 'What hurdles do we need to tackle to actually change the way research is funded?'
Ownership issues, how to disclose findings, IP, and how to build trust in the scientific community are things we debate everyday.
And I can tell you this, we're 100% committed to making sure researchers give updates and engage their backers. We fundamentally want to change the way research is done: How it's funded, how it's shared, how we spread information and results.