chapter  14
12 Pages

DAO of Science

WithSean T. Manion, Yaël Bizouati-Kennedy

One of the key aspects to be determined in a plan is where the decision-making sits, particularly with respect to publicly funded science. With the framework of Open Science and the secure and automated advances of blockchain and other emerging tech, it is possible to bring science as it stands at its current scale back to its peer-to-peer roots with no major intermediary involvement. This type of blockchain-based distributed autonomous organization is being explored across different industries with some small successes and notable failures. Open Science provides the blueprint for how to envision what science can achieve when functioning at maximum capacity. Blockchain changes the value proposition for tackling many of the widespread collaborative efforts needed to bring this Open Science blueprint to life for widespread adoption. The introduction of blockchain/DLT to science will deliver better science, cheaper research and faster miracles.