Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Creating Research Objects

There is a serious problem with scientific fraud and the reproducibility problem. We need to think about ways in which we can check the integrity of a study. 

This is also a way of encoding know how.

Metadata is too time consuming to create at the minute. It needs to be built into the planning and research process itself (GitHub?)

Want to create a knowledge exchange report
Open Research Data - Manyika
Rules for growth - Stodden

Data management plans are required by research councils

  • Integrity checking
  • Hashing
  • What are open file formats?

Blockchain for the trust layer
  • Politicians - regulations and policies
  • Qualifications
  • Medical Records
  • Passports
  • Forensics
  • Risk assessment and rating
Restoring trust is essential
(Byzantine General's Problem)

Money is a trust system representing work done
Reputation is also a trust system but this is only as strong as the weakest link.

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