Open Data Network
Data on Ceramic is publicly accessible by any participant nodes in an entirely permissionless way, enabling important scientific findings to flow freely between collaborators.
Making scientific knowledge and contributions accessible to everyone while transforming the process of scientific research to become more transparent, distributed, and censorship-resistant.
In traditional science, knowledge is gated behind journal paywalls and private databases. DeSci aims to make this data more accessible.
This movement uses distributed infrastructure to overhaul the arduous, inefficient, and exploitative academic peer-review process.
DeSci builds on Web3 primitives that facilitate open communication, sharing of laboratory sources, and increased participation.
Participants can use non-transferable data assets tied to their digital wallet to prove expertise, secure funding, and more.
DeSci Labs uses ComposeDB on Ceramic to represent research studies, user-to-user attestations, and user-to-research attestations, and more.
Coordination.Network (initiated by Lateral.io) uses ComposeDB on Ceramic to map out project configurations, authors, and other research data.
BanklessDeSci builds a community hub template and related tooling designed for decentralized science teams, and uses Orbis (built on Ceramic) to allow users to create posts, comments, trust attestations, and more.
Index Network helps users build contextual discovery engines (or citation clusters) which can be fed as context into LLMs for insight extraction, overlaps or differences in research methodologies, among other valuable takeaways for scientific communities.
Cambrian Protocol integrates Web3 components and AI into a unified platform to revolutionize work by unlocking new forms of human coordination, an important mission relevant to the credible decentralization of scientific research and discovery. Cambrian uses Ceramic for user identity data, such as profiles.
Masca is a MetaMask Snap that provides a straightforward way for users to manage their identity and credentials.
A deeper dive into the technical architecture, considerations, and trade-offs that enable ComposeDB and Ceramic to support data lineage and provenance.