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What is Opscientia?

We’re a community of open science activists, researchers, organisers and enthusiasts that have come together to work on the problems of data sharing, reproducibility, incentive alignment, coordination, and intellectual ownership that plague knowledge creation today.

Together, we’re building a scientific ecosystem that unlocks data silos, coordinates collaboration and democratises funding. Our long-term vision is to create a global network of automated knowledge foundries, where scientists and AI co-create new knowledge.

Science is Broken

Did you know that less than 10% of data collected by publicly funded research in the US is published alongside their papers? Or that an average 70% of researchers have failed to replicate their colleagues’ work across disciplines, including Physics, Biology and Psychology? A hyper competitive culture in academia precludes collaboration while existential challenges require immediate scientific solutions.

Digital Services Enhance Disparity

Modern scientific insights are typically generated by an exclusive community of researchers working at institutions with proprietary instruments, siloed data, and specialized infrastructure. This status quo has remained undisturbed for decades, further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic which has enhanced the disparity of access to instruments of information-gathering, coordination, commerce, and knowledge-sharing.

Decentralised Data Fabric

The Opsci ecosystem is powered by the Decentralised Science (DeSci) Stack, a Web3 software development kit linking decentralised finance with data markets, privacy-preserving cloud services, and the power of smart contracts to coordinate global citizen science communities together around a collectively determined incentive structure.

A Web3-powered open science ecosystem that unlocks data silos, coordinates collaboration and democratises funding

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Polls are open for the Open Web Fellowship submissions! Two proposals in this funding cycle:

1) Scientific Pre-Print Archival on the Permaweb
2) Simulations for Science Token Communities

anonymous voting here --> https://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=6164594ae4b0393e1398f91f

We'll be hosting our first informal community discussion today at 17:30 GMT+1 on the general question of "How might we decentralize AI?". We'll discuss what the pros and cons of decentralization are for AI and a little bit on the technologies that might help us to achieve it.

👩🏽‍🔬✨ Our second proposal for the Open Web Fellowship is up: Permanent Archival of Open Access Research Papers on Arweave by @AkshataM16. Voting starts on Wednesday and ends Friday. Leave your #DeSci review here 👉
https://hack.opsci.io/t/opscientia-open-web-fellowship-a-platform-to-store-preprints-and-publications-permanently/49

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