Introducing The Open Science Network

Distributed Funding

The OSN will support an ecosystem of funding methods that can follow whatever distribution, prerequisites and other rules the creator sees fit. By having a permanent record of all interactions past and present within the blockchain, distribution of funds can be instant, global and granular, depending on the choices made by the funding entity.

Massively Open Collaboration

With the blockchain used as a ledger to keep perfect track of everyone's contributions, it is far simpler to distribute academic credit or revenue from possible patents and commercial applications after a piece of research is complete. Scientists from around the world will be free to cooperate in solving problems in a way that has never before been possible.

Research Distribution

Everything will be publishable without a pre-approval process beyond basic validation to prevent network spam. All research that scientists consider ready for the world will exist in a continuum state instead of the binary unpublished/published state of the current ecosystem. Research verification will help determine valuable findings, but everything will be open and available by default.

Research Verifiability

Perpetual peer review and research reproducibility are built into the protocol. Part of the network’s revenue (from patents, applied technology and donations) will be used to create a reproducibility fund. The objective will be to subsidize reproductions of important papers with fund allocations voted on by the network through our governance token.

Research Applications

Research can be patented or licensed to companies, keep track of IP on the blockchain and give dividends to token holders, researchers, investors, etc.


Benefits

Researchers

  • Less time spent trying to acquire grants.
  • Rewards for smaller contributions.
  • Leverage other researchers to tackle larger problems.

R&D Institutions

  • Improved tracking of researcher performance.
  • Discover worldwide talent to add to your team.
  • Access to more funding sources.

Funders

  • Better ROI for funds.
  • Granular tracking of your funds impact.
  • Access to a larger pool of researchers and institutions.

Team

Mauro Velazquez | Project Lead

Developer and entrepreneur with 5 years of experience making blockchain products. 500 Startups alumni. Trying to #buidl a better future everyday.

Emiliano Velazquez | Network Lead

10 year experience in biz dev and partnerships. Five years experience in the crypto scene. 500 startups alumni and former founder of Coinding, the first bitcoin game.

Amazing things have been accomplished with our current scientific system, what could we achieve with a revamped system that significantly improves upon the current one.

Might scientific problems now regarded as out of reach become accessible with more effective ways of structuring scientific attention?”

Michael Nielsen

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