Modern day science has been a collective effort of different researchers and research groups.

The collective intellectual power gathered by the scientific ecosystem is akin to the group intelligence (the “wisdom of crowds”) where a wise crowd is generally more intelligent compared to individual members in the group. The additional gain in intelligence is primarily dependent on the efficient flow of value (capital, information, etc.) among the members.

The scientific community is still dependent on the rudimentary system for value flow, which is highly centralized, opaque, and redundant. Thereby it suffers from several problems: funding agencies are controlled by a small number of people, majority of scientists’ time is consumed by grant application writing with small success rates, a slow publication process, institutional biases, underpaid researchers, irreproducible publications, high subscription fees for journals, and a general focus on quantity of scientific publications over quality.

These problems can be solved and the overall efficiency of the scientific community can be improved by creating an open and decentralized scientific ecosystem based on blockchain technology (or its variants).

Open Science Organization (OSO) will be a decentralized community that will create an open and democratic self-sustaining scientific ecosystem.

Generalized Idea Protcol (GIP) will allow us to track the evolution of ideas over time as well as quantify the similarity of two ideas. GIP will facilitate the efficient sharing of the ideas and prevent the community from reinventing wheels, thereby accelerating the pace of the scientific research.

Unique Researcher Identity (URI)

This project envisions the solution to the problem of unique researcher identity(URL). Our team is working on creating a unique research idenity which can be stored, tracked, shared and audited levaraging the block chain technologies. This would include the complex mapping of researcher's profile with his/her ideas, publications and activities.Following is the visaulization of how URI can be realized through the combination of existing solutions.

Open, democratic, and efficient end-to-end scientific ecosystem managed by a flexible DAO jointly owned by scientific researchers and public.