Digital Science Report Pushes Blockchain for Research -- Campus Technology
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"A new report from Digital Science explores blockchain technology and its potential to solve problems in scholarly communication and research. In related news, the company also launched a grant of up to $30,000 to help fund proposals designed to apply blockchain technology to a research context. The report's authors explain various challenges facing the academic research and communication community, such as reproducibility, the inflexibility of journals as vehicles for communication, credit, commercial interests and issues with peer review, such as a shortage of reviewers, gender or other biases in selection of reviewers and manipulation or fraud, among others."