The evolution of research in Science has become more and more limited by several factors, such as Inefficient funding or tight publishing frameworks. Blockchain technology offers promising options for scientists, scientifc organisations and the scientifically interested community.
In this meetup, two projects present their approaches to instrumentalize blockchain technology in ordr to speed up and democratise scientific research.
Alex Shkor, founder & blockchain architect at DEIP, a decentralized research platform entirely governed by the scientific community will start. Member of Blockchain for science (Berlin), Alex was invited as a speaker or lecturer to different conferences and universities , among them ETH Zurich, Global Graphene Development Conference, Vienna Cryptoeconomics to present DEIP crypto economy and mathematical model, and to share his expertise with blockchain research groups.
In his speech, Alex will demonstrate how the new concept of decentralized blockchain protocols can change the current way of resource distribution in the world and what blockchain could mean for science and knowledge creation.
Alex believes that decentralized protocols will ensure much higher levels of inclusion and efficiency for organizations and their markets. Therefore he will share some insights from his experience in creating DEIP, an example of such protocols itself. More info on DEIP: http://deip.world
The second presentation will be given by Sandra Vengadasalam. Sandra leads the new department Digital Labs of the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL) in Munich, which serves a community of 14,000 scientists across 84 Max Planck Institutes worldwide. The mission of Digital Labs is to ensure a constant pipeline of new technologies to provide innovative and sustainable services for all Max Planck researchers. Blockchain technology and specifically innovative services for academia based on blockchain technology, is a passion for Sandra and her team. Furthermore, Sandra is one of the founders of the Max Planck Open Access Ambassadors initiative – a network of young PhD students disseminating the principles of Open Access and Open Science between young scientists.
Early in 2018 Sandra Vengadasalam and her Digital Labs team began to deploy a permissioned blockchain ‘bloxberg’ and build a novel consortium together with leading scientific entities worldwide with the means to build applications on top of the bloxberg-blockchain to support researchers. The vision is to have sufficient representation from various scientific entities participating in the consortium, so that the network itself may replace traditional scientific infrastructure such as closed-access publishing of research results, among others.
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