ARTiFACTS, creator of a blockchain-based platform for scholarly research, have formed a partnership to advance the use of blockchain in scholarly communications with Innovative Education Services (ies), the Asia-Pacific based consulting firm focused on enhancing quality and global visibility of Asian-Pacific scientific research. Under this partnership, ARTiFACTS and ies will work together to expand the use of blockchain technology to help academic institutions, their researchers, and funding organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region improve speed, collaboration, access, transparency and attribution in scholarly research.
ies will train its clients on the ARTiFACTS platform and will also provide access for these clients to start using the platform to establish proof of existence for research outputs, share research artifacts, and provide and receive immutable attribution in real-time during the research process. Researchers will benefit from the ability to simply and securely share in-process work to speed collaboration and build reputation as research is conducted. Academic institutions will benefit from the enhanced visibility of world-class research created by their investigators, improving their enterprise reputation and introducing new collaborative opportunities. Funding organizations will hone their understanding of the outcomes and impact of their research grants.