ARTiFACTS, the world's first blockchain-based collaboration and attribution platform for scholarly research, has released Version 2.0 of their platform. This major upgrade enables researchers to establish the provenance of their work in real-time — making it accessible and citable before publication.
Utilising the bloxberg blockchain ledger from the Max Planck Institute, the ARTiFACTS platform integrates seamlessly with ORCID and Google Docs. Users can register files of any type and receive proof of attribution. By making files public, they become citable and remain securely in public records.
Practical benefits of the system include: Provide a verifiable record of research by securing files or metadata onto the bloxberg blockchain; comply with data sharing policies or requirements mandated by funders, institutions, or publishers; and deliver insights into in-progress research citations.
ARTiFACTS is free to individuals and small groups of researchers. Version 2.0 is now available on a commercial basis to research organisations, universities, and publishers. It integrates with third-party information systems and APIs to fit easily into existing workflows.
This release follows 18 months of absolute proof-of-concept testing, designing workflows, and developing APIs. ARTiFACTS continues to leverage strong partnerships with ORCID, the Max Planck Institute, and several publishers.
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