Cambridge, Mass. USA - November 4, 2019 - ARTiFACTS today announced the successful integration of its blockchain system with ORCID records. This means that 7.4 million users can register their research works on ARTiFACTS, thereby securing the provenance of their research via their ORCID credentials. Works registered on ARTiFACTS will also become immediately citable.
ARTiFACTS leverages blockchain technology to establish the proof-of-existence and citation actions of scientists to provide a permanent, valid, and immutable chain of record in real-time. Maintaining the provenance of research contributions and acknowledgments creates stronger incentives for scientists to securely share their work, enabling them to receive recognition for their contributions. The integration of ORCID with ARTiFACTS assures researchers get credit for their work in real-time.
It is universally recognized that sharing research findings earlier in the research process accelerates discoveries and advances the careers of researchers. The integration of the ORCID with ARTiFACTS opens the possibilities for the millions of registered ORCID researchers to share their work confidently.
"Collaborating with ORCID provides an ideal way of enabling researchers to share and receive recognition for all their scientific contributions in a secure, reliable and efficient way," said ARTiFACTS President and Co-Founder, Dave Kochalko. "The ARTiFACTS team is thrilled to be an ORCID member and offer these benefits to its users around the globe."
"ORCID'S vision is a world where researchers are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, borders, and time," said ORCID's Executive Director, Laurel Haak. "We are excited to see how ARTiFACTS' new product integration will bolster overall confidence in research provenance, helping us achieve our shared vision of making it easier for researchers to share their contributions quickly and easily."
ORCID's vision is a world where all who participate in research and innovation, from imagining to building and managing, are uniquely identified and connected to their contributions across disciplines, and borders, and time. ORCID provides an identifier for individuals to use with their name as they engage in research and innovation activities. We provide open tools that enable transparent and trustworthy connections between researchers, their contributions, and affiliations. We provide this service to help people find information and to simplify reporting and analysis.
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ARTiFACTS, creators of the world's first blockchain-based collaboration and attribution platform for scholarly research, provides a user-friendly platform, purpose-built for academic and scientific research that leverages blockchain technology. Researchers can record a valid and immutable chain of records in real-time, from the earliest stages of research for all research artifacts, including citing/attribution transactions. ARTiFACTS Smart Contracts with customized bibliographic metadata enable performance of transactions made by researchers. These transactions are registered on the bloxberg trusted infrastructure, a blockchain network operated by the Max Planck Society and the consortium of research institutions globally. While today's digital scholarship creates linkages among a narrowed subset of indexed publications long after discoveries are made, ARTiFACTS focuses on capturing and linking knowledge from its initial ideation throughout the research process to informal and formal dissemination. By using the ARTiFACTS platform, researchers will be able to immutably prove ownership and existence of work, expand access to their research artifacts, provide and receive real-time attribution for novel work and more comprehensively, and rapidly build and demonstrate their body of scholarly contributions.