Our goal is to create an ecosystem where anyone in the scientific community around the globe will have the
to gather funding, interact, discuss research ideas, collaborate and in the end, publish their work through a more efficient, intuitive and transparent platform.
The current system of attaining funding, collaboration, and publishing findings is outdated and inefficient. Scienceroot aims to leverage the decentralizing power of blockchain technology and incentivizing power of cryptoeconomics to solve the biggest problems with the status quo.
Challenges in the scientific landscape
- Limited access to research output. Knowledge is controlled by centralized companies and scientific discoveries are kept behind paywalls.
- No rewards for the authors or reviewers.
- Reproducibility crisis. Results confirming established information are rarely published, increasing thus the concern over the reliability of the scientific reports.
- Wrong incentives; where you publish has become more important than the actual publication itself
- Only successful results are published. Even though failure is a necessary part of making progress, null hypotheses and negative results are rarely shared within the scientific community.
- Fractured platforms only addressing limited needs within the scientific community.
We will create our own cryptocurrency, Science Token, which can be exchanged instantly, regardless of the user’s location. This makes it much easier for both the global scientific and non-scientific community to get directly involved in promoting science by investing their money in a worthy cause.
By integrating projects like ORCID and ResearchID with our Blockchain Platform we can ensure an immutable persistent digital identifier that can be integrated within research workflows like grant submission, research walk-through, manuscript submission and much more.
Every article submission will be time-stamped on our blockchain to create an immutable open access archive of all scientific articles. No single individual or group will have control over the system and all information will be clearly accessible to everyone.
We will establish an incentivizing mechanism for peer-reviewing and a rewarding program for the authors of scientific papers. Every half a year we will be ranking the top cited articles and the authors will be rewarded accordingly. Readers will also be able to reward authors if they find the articles useful.
Join our Scientific Collaboration Network, create a unique profile, connect with fellow peers and showcase your research.
Create your own scientific repository and team up with others to experiment and share ideas.
Are you stuck on something or just need access to a specific tool to test your hypothesis?
Be part of our incetivized Q&A forum and decentralized scientific marketplace. Use your expertise to the benefit of others and get rewarded.
Are you a graduate student in need for a PhD position or a job? Do you need to fund your research and don’t know which grants you can access?
Our funding portal lets you access a complete index of all international research grants, funding opportunities and scientific jobs.
If you didn`t find anything, you could submit your proposal to the power of the crowd via our own scientific blockchain-funding mechanism.
Blockchain-based grants will be easier to configure, track and distribute.
Every article submission will be time-stamped on our blockchain to create an immutable open access archive of all scientific articles.
No single individual or group will have control over the system and all information will be clearly accessible to everyone.
We welcome journals willing to adopt blockchain into their platform by integrating our decentralized publishing framework.
We will support the publication of failed hypothesis and negative results. This way, researchers can pick off the work from a different perspective, therefore sparing time and resources.
Call To Action
Join our Telegram Group to discuss with fellow peers and help us improve Scienceroot
Maintaining perfect documentation becomes a whole lot easier with the underlying blockchain approach. The blockchain's immutability aspect guarantees unfalsifiability and a clear, timestamped documentation. Even negative results can be submitted for the purpose of saving time and resources to other groups. It will be like a Github for Science where you can fork the ideas from other researchers and continue to work on them without having to worry about identity theft.
Showcase and support your idea with the help of the scientific repository and gather the funding that you need. People will be able to choose based on the presented information if your idea is feasible and decide how much they are willing to invest in you. In the future this will be able to work not only with Science Tokens(ST) but also with individual tokens created for each project.
It is simpler to configure, track and distribute funding with the help of blockchain. The public ledger allows you to track the exact value sent and where it was sent, smart contracts allow you to configure how the funds are released and when they will be available. International Grants will be far more easily to be awarded and awarding time will be greatly reduced.
Exchange your Science Tokens (ST) for services or offer your ability to others. Services you can expect to find range from scientific writing and editing, to assistance with projects, verifying results and setups or renting equipment without any middleman. We ensure a smooth operation by employing one unique identity per user, silencing fake reviews and prevent scamming.
Institutions will be able to support Scienceroots Ecosystem and be rewarded for securing the network. By implementing the PoS Algorithm and using Masternodes institutions and funding organizations will be able to help secure our network. PoS works different than PoW because it removes Miners and the network is secured by staked coins making it more environment-friendly.
Reviewers are the key to checking and confirming the validity of the published scientific papers. We value the work of the referees and that is why a percentage of the submission fee will be redirected to incentivize them. This way, we will not only speed up the reviewing process, but also improve the quality of the publications. Every half a year we will be ranking the top cited articles and the authors will be rewarded accordingly from the Scienceroot Fund. Readers will also be able to reward authors if they find the articles useful.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are you trying to solve using Blockchain technology?
A huge desire exists within the community to approach science with greater transparency and openness. As such, Scienceroot builds its ecosystem on the blockchain to allow for truthful and public records.
Companies are distributing their resources in a centralized fashion, shutting off content behind paywalls. Utilizing underlying blockchain technology, we create a robust platform immune to censorship and fake information.
Why did you choose collaboration platform, funding
platform and journal as your features?
After analyzing the current scientific discovery process, we came up with 3 key elements of the scientific lifecycle that every scientist will go through.
1. Collaboration – Find peers to collaborate with
2. Funding – Search and apply for funding
3. Publishing – Expose your work to the world
What is different about Scienceroot?
Scienceroot is one compact platform offering you access to tools and peers alike, all in one place. With the help of the underlying currency we are able to bring collaboration to a worldwide level.
The ecosystem will include a decentralized scientific marketplace, scientific directories and allows you to launch your own crowdfunding campaigns.
Reach out for help to peers at any time and reap your reward for helping out!
What is Science Token (ST)?
Science Token (ST) is the currency used within the Scienceroot ecosystem. It will be used for all functionalities offered on our platform.
What is the purpose of Scienceroot and can other companies
join the Ecosystem?
The purpose of Scienceroot will be solely to promote and sustain science and research, with the help of blockchain. We welcome new companies which want to adopt blockchain into their platforms and will have the possibility to do this within our ecosystem. For example, already existing journals will have the possibility to integrate our decentralized publishing framework into their existing business. The only requirement for future partners will be to publish the content open access.
How can the blockchain technology improve open science,
open research and data sharing scenarios?
Blockchain allows Scienceroot to provide its users with scientific workspaces with built-in immutability and transparency. Submissions are automatically timestamped and hardwired to your identity, making later claims of IP theft easy to disprove!
Michael SchönbeckPublic relations
Frederik HuschebeckBlockchain developer
Luca TisuOrg. Development
Sven SeemannFrontend and Blockchain Developer
Marius Chirita, MScExternal Communications
Marius Chirita, PhDScientific Advisor Is a researcher at National Institute for Research and Development in Electrochemistry...
Adrian Ieta, PhD, PEScientific Advisor Is an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at SUNY Oswego, Oswego NY...
James LovgrenScientific and Product Advisor Is a biotech executive and blockchain investor with a distinguished track record of commercializing disruptive technologies...
Darren Narayan, PhDScientific Advisor Is a Professor and Director of Undergraduate Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences...
Victor SerbanBlockchain Advisor A Ethereum Blockchain Developer with experience in launching crypto projects, ICOs and smart contracts development...
Domingo Liotta, MDScientific Advisor Is currently working as a Medical Director at the University of Morón, teaching Medical Informatics and Physiology...
Zhen Wang, PhDScientific Advisor Is a biologist working in the ad tech industry. He graduated from University Freiburg in Germany...
Julien Hering, PhDScientific Advisor Is CEO and founder of Tree of Science. Former researcher in neuroscience in France and Japan, and teacher in...
PD Dr. Sönke BartlingScientific Advisor Sönke Bartling being a trained radiologist and a basic medical imaging scientist, he was always interested in...
Ed Lehner, PhDScientific Advisor is a seasoned research methodologist with extensive training in qualitative and quantitative frameworks. ...
Concept of Scienceroot
MVP with Ethereum Blockchain
Alpha Prototype Social Network
Initial Coing Offering
Beta Scientific Social Network
Decentralized Publishing Framework
First blockchain Grants
The first blockchain-based scientific ecosystem
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