Logo of the Blockchain for Science Con 2018 in Berlin Blockchain for Science Con 2018 in Berlin

5-6 NOV 2018
Knowhow
in NHOW Berlin

The 1st international Conference on Blockchain for Science, Research and Knowledge Creation

will be held on 5-6 November in NHOW Hotel Berlin.


The Future of Research is 'decentral' - but what does this actually mean?

The first international conference on the liberation of not only research data and publications, but the whole scientific process. Ideally, it will reestablish the trust in research results, solve aspects of the reproducibility crisis.

Blockchain - the Trust and Value Chain

The Blockchain revolution will greatly affect how research money is distributed and the value flow within the network. There can be competing research incentivation structures, with little media breaches so to free resources that can be spend on scientific inguinity instead of empty conduct. It is really about, building the new (open) science ecosystem. A science ecosystem without artificially constraining business models and legacy, overhead creating bureaucratic structures.

Building and structuring the Open Science Ecosystem now

More then 30 projects worldwide are working on the implementation of Blockchain for Research and now is the time to steer the community into the right directions, so to prevent walled-gardens and silos over data and to encourage a healthy competition over accessible UIs, freeing business models, effective work flows, token economies, etc.. Problems have to be solved, standards have to be defined, etc. How do we manage identities, certificates, how to we adopt to the current legal system? What is actually 'Blockchain' in research?

To onboard the whole Research Community

After a series of early meetups and unconferences, this conference onboards the whole research community. The target group includes not only those that were traditionally interested in science communication and online tech, but all ranging from trusted research hardware producers, data brokers, blockchain developers, IP laywers, science funders, blockchain techies with interest in research, science culture and economists, game theoretists as well as scientists with an interest in research motivation and incentivation.

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From the Community with the Community - it will be hugh

It is organized by one of the earliest trailblazers of Blockchain for Science PD Dr. Sönke Bartling (BFS Blockchain for Science GmbH).


In cooperation with / sponsored by:


Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

Berlin Science Week

ETH Library


Partnering with:

National Federation of Advanced Information Services


For information, presentations, early projects, sponsorships, donations, registration and exhibition
please write to: info@blockchainforsciencecon.com

Associated events

Pre Blockchain for Science Con Social Gathering and Exchange

Sunday, 4 November 2018 in CODE.University in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg

It is the informal, self-organized socializing coworking, networking, pre-meetup before the Blockchain for Science Con - Berlin - 2018. All folks that are interested are welcome. Code.University, Lohmühlenstr. 65, Berlin-Kreuzberg from 14:00 - 21:00 hrs

Tell us if you want to come: Meetup at CODE.University

steps 2018 - A Blockchain for Science Workshop

Wednesday, 7th November 2018 in tba somewhere in Berlin-Kreuzberg

Blockchain backed applications for science, technology, education, publishing and society.

steps will provide a comprehensive hands-on introduction of blockchain technology in science and research, its potential economic and social implications. A major focus will be also on a hands on training by our expert teaching partners on how to interact and work with the decentralised web for science. The training will be provided by leading developers of current projects of the new Open Science Ecosystem.

More information and signup here: steps Blockchain For Science workshop