Protecting Integrity and Provenance of Research Data

Open Science Chain utilizes distributed ledger technology (consortium blockchain) to securely store information about scientific data, including its provenance, to enable independent verification of authenticity and establish trust within the research community.

OSC Blockchain Platform

Proof of Existence

Provide immutable proof of existence of research datasets at a given point in time by storing unique identifiers of the data and ownership information on the blockchain

Provenance Tracking

Promote transparency and traceability of research data by tracking and storing all changes made to data on the blockchain.

OSC Portal

Data Verification & Validation

Independently verify the authenticity of scientific data using information stored in the OSC blockchain. Search, view and validate scientific datasets including lineage information.

Research Workflows

Create “research workflows” linking one or more entries in the OSC blockchain and other repositories like GitHub, documenting an auditable record of the data workflow process behind the research hypothesis.

Open Science Chain is supported by the National Science Foundation under award numbers 1840218 and 2114202.

Open Science Chain, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0505