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Introducing ScienceRoot

Introducing ScienceRoot

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Hello CrowdHolders!

Today we are introducing ScienceRoot, our goal is to create an ecosystem where anyone in the scientific community around the globe will have the ability to gather funding, interact, discuss research ideas, collaborate and in the end, publish their work through a more efficient, intuitive and transparent platform.

 

Challenges in the scientific landscape

  •  Limited access to research output. Knowledge is controlled by centralized companies and scientific discoveries are kept behind paywalls.
  •  No rewards for the authors or reviewers.
  •  Reproducibility crisis. Results confirming established information are rarely published, increasing thus the concern over the reliability of the scientific reports.
  •  Wrong incentives; where you publish has become more important than the actual publication itself
  •  Only successful results are published. Even though failure is a necessary part of making progress, null hypotheses and negative results are rarely shared within the scientific community.
  •  Fractured platforms only addressing limited needs within the scientific community.

The current system of attaining funding, collaboration, and publishing findings is outdated and inefficient. Scienceroot aims to leverage the decentralizing power of blockchain technology and incentivizing power of cryptoeconomics to solve the biggest problems with the status quo.

Before giving us your feeback plase read our whitepaper and visit our webpageWe would love to hear your general opinion/thoughts about our business model.  Can you think of any possible alternative business models that could make our business more competitive? Can you think of any possible obstacles?

We are looking forward to your feedback on our project. 

Thank you for your support,

ScienceRoot





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1- The features I like are search is a fast / The features I dislike are provide feedback and I note show the live supported. 2- UI / UX design is simple good developer 3- The features I would like to see in the future are free coin and referral and investing and wallet free send and receive. 4- I will find a way to keep the users on the website for more than 10 minute. the way is a free coin and referral 5- No something we are missing

1 year ago

Excellent idea for scientists to collaborate because they always are distrustful between them, but to allow for a better management of your collaboration in the project, allows a better remuneration in the same, I like the idea where it is possible that everyone wins

1 year ago

Very interesting product, it reminds me of a university consortium but at a larger scale. There are two pieces that I thought were missing, though I may have overlooked it in the documentation. First, there doesn't seem to be a function to create demand for the ST tokens. Why do people need to have the token and what makes it valuable? I think this can be solved by charging ST tokens to download or access research articles, though this may be counter to your desire to give access to everyone. Receiving ST tokens to fund my research project is useless unless there is a market place that demands and values these tokens. Second, there seems to be a lack of a plan for marketing or adoption. This is a social media based product and therefore the value of the product is based on a network affect. This is a very key component for the project to work and I think you need to focus on who to target and how to get it adopted. Overall, I like the project. I see the direction of many research subjects being controlled centrally by governments or big businesses, which restricts different views on subjects. Anything to diversify research and get more out will have a positive impact on society.

1 year ago

it's interesting ... concentration and focus on scientific work. so far, many ideas and creativity have been limited to awards and many works have not developed because of financial problems. I hope that all of this can be resolved well which is decentralized and recorded in royalty cards so that the originator of the work and the developer can cooperate well and mutually benefit

1 year ago

Romaldos Kolotushin senior

Paradise Bounty

Данный проект действительно касается определенной области, которая является наукой с ее успехами, но особенно этими неудачами. Способность приблизить гражданина к научным проектам представляется мне очень интересной, наиболее сложной будет финансовая поддержка вашего проекта. Очевидно, что наименее научный успех позволит значительно вернуть деньги, но следует знать, что этот тип проекта основан на среднесрочной или даже долгосрочной перспективе. В заключение я считаю, что ваш проект может принести много научного сообщества, единственная проблема - деньги. Удачи и удачи!

1 year ago

Harika bir proje ve ekip çok iyi bu ekiple çok iyi şeyler başaracaklardır

1 year ago

Your project is really about a particular area that is science with its successes but especially these failures. Being able to bring the citizen closer to the scientific projects seems to me very interesting, the most difficult will be to secure financially your project. It is obvious that the least scientific success will allow a significant return of money but it should be known that this type of project is based on the medium term or even the long term. In conclusion, I think that your project can bring a lot to the scientific community, the only concern is that of money. Good luck and good luck!

1 year ago

TheCrypto .Tips guru

I do both things that measure our entire World => UX & TA

Great idea, but i'm a big Science fan, i love seeing this kind of products but other will think other way. Not every Science project will help or make any good, and big % of the researches will end with a big waste of time and money, all this without considering all the interests out there, big money will only land where money trees can grow rapidly :P

1 year ago

Thats good project.I think this project will be good

1 year ago

giang nguyen senior

In my opinion the biggest problem for you is to ensure the quality of posts. Then the ads are widely available to every user. These are the two core elements of the problem that your project is successful or not. I think you should look over the Pivot app on how it works and how to expand the user field.

1 year ago

Good news, many do not even imagine how beautiful this project is, there is cheap green energy, cheaper than burning fuel, and even more environmentally friend

1 year ago

Bala Ilad new user

Helps a lot to the people who want to publish but lack of finances. This is really great project.

1 year ago

Gerald Almario expert

Time is gold, Gold is time

Your project is really good. I think thus is the first blockchain that give the opportunity to the researchers can discuss with other. And when the proposal of the researchers discovery will earn money. Many researchers really failed there research because of the funds and also the chance to let the world see what they discover. But there is also a problem, we all know that we need also previous knowledge to create something. If there is a paywall others can gather information for that. So I think its better if there is a discount in paywall if the researcher will pay using your token. But over all this is really great project.

1 year ago

Rajesh Ch expert

Well firstly before telling my opinion I have to say that this is one of the few projects that I have been following from couple months because I found the idea great and also the field they choose need serious exploration. One thing that really stands out is how researchers or scientist get rewarded based on their published work. One challenge you guys must take seriously is to get out your idea to the people to explore because we have seen many good projects have failed because of the marketing they did. Once you guys get it out people will automatically recognise the future of the project and starts to involve this platform. Good Luck guys. Long way ahead of you.

1 year ago

Thank you for the feedback, our goal is to involve the scientific community as much as possible in our project and develop a platform tailored to their needs.

1 year ago

Hi guys, I am a scientific researcher and I am delighted to see a project like yours. It is clear that this community needs a change and not only in the format of functioning but also in the rewards as well as in the resources, which is always linked. Regarding your question, as I read in your Whitepaper, you will carry out an interesting business model. However, I would need more detailed information in order to see what your thoughts and business line are to help you. It is interesting and could be useful for users. Moreover, I can tell you that establishing partnerships is always welcome and useful for all parts. In our community, the best way to success is to establish as more partnerships between scholar and university entities as possible. The most attractive incentive for us is not only a better salary to work with more perspective but also can have as more equipment and resources as possible. When we have the estimated material to investigate, the success is more simply and easy:). You can take the example of other cryptocurrency projects that are still developing a good partnership association like Urbit Data or something related. I wish to help you:)

1 year ago

Congratulation for the astonishing idea, I as a simple bachelor student had to deal with many of the problems this project is tackling ands I see how researcher and scientist are been affected by this issues much more in fields in which informations up to date are essentials. Your token economics makes sense and appear to be sustainable.And I particulary apreciated how in the project the decentralised aspect as been combined with a centralized platform avoiding to go all in for decentralization where it isn't necessary and neither advantageous. My suggestions are: - Aim to develop partnership with universities /institutions/NGOs to create a solid first user base. - I would consider to introduce a program to reward also the most prolific reviewer, since as far as i understand that is the "boring" and unwanted part of the job. - I would look at same kind of external monetization of the contents (possibly engagment related) to be able to grant a bigger revenue for the authors.

1 year ago

Thank you for the feedback and suggestions, our approach is similar. To try and involve the scientific community as much as possible and build partnerships with different scientific institutions.

1 year ago

Internet has been a great resource for the democratization of information, but still there is a big challenge to obtain high quality content, as the common articles found has an average quality in general, but still limited to make academic and/or scientific content. Although there are platforms for this purpose, their access is usually reserved and difficult to access, so I believe your challenge is to correct this issue, as well as to ease the access to independent researchers. Since in this field is very common that the big corporations or institutions possess the hegemony in this field, giving as a result the restriction to individuals or little groups with excellent ideas, but few economic resources.

1 year ago

Elric Drost guru

Creative session specialist, likes to go out of the box.. and beyond

I like the idea and it looks really good. The sharing of information and research in this way, but also the cooperation and creating the whole system around it. I'm sure the blockchain can also play a great role in protecting the authors and researchers. I wasn't able to open your one pager, but other have before me. So maybe it's me or it's down now? The short video is great and shows in a short amount of time what the problem is and how you will try to solve it. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFDrJh8fW6k) Greatest challenges: - Market your platform to make it used by a large group to make it work, you need to atract all parties that are in the cycle you envision. This can be tricky. - Creating a sustainable value for your tokens.

1 year ago

I think the OnePager is quite large and takes a moment to download.

Correct marketing will not be easy, our target is to involve the scientific community as much as possible and try to get their support. This involves partnerships with different research institutions and universities.

1 year ago

Jeff L senior

This project idea is one of the best and which is really badly needed. I've had my share of frustrations back in my polytechnic days trying to source out research data for my reports and papers. And I was left frustrated when those data comes at a hefty price tag. It was also hard to get companies to release research data or allow our team to be part of the research group. This platform solves the problems immensely. To be able to crowdfund for research projects as well as having data available would help a lot within the community, especially more so now that certain sectors are especially more centralised given how patent rights protect them (med pharma). Having this platform, other researchers could initiate their own research. Storing these data on the blockchain is also a great idea, as this means that no central authority would be able to delete research that has been initiated and documented. I like the idea of a collaboration platform. It would be ideal for researchers working on a particular interest. Just a question to the team: With this platform, could a lay person initiate their own research if they wish, seek out interested collaborators/researchers, and seek funding for it? I believe at times there are others (non-academics nor scientists) who would want to initiate a research, yet have no means of doing so (either not knowing who to seek out or not having the funds to initiate these research). Another area of concern would be on the copyright issues of these research materials. Are these materials to be made available to all as an open sourced material or are they bounded by copyright laws. Personally. I feel that the rewards and incentives system for the researchers/authors needs to be looked further into. The value of a research may have more worth than the actual citations it gets, given the field and specialisation. How else would the team rank a research other than it being a ranked top research based on the number of citations it has? Overall, this is a great and very promising project. One that is badly needed for a very long time. Will be following this project closely and will look forward to its developments.

1 year ago

With our platform also citizen scientists will be able to purse their ideas and will have the possibility to access funding or resources with the help of our marketplace.
We as a company value open information, but the copyright rights will be held by the contributor so he will decide if the research information will be open or not.
At the moment we are linking the value of research by citations, which is like you said not the optimal option. We will contemplate in the future some different options like a feedback mechanism from peers in your field or something else.

1 year ago

Jeff L senior

Really wonderful to know that the platform is opened to citizen scientists who would like to initiate research also. This would definitely be a plus point as it makes the whole "research industry" available to just anyone.

A feedback mechanism may be good. I wanted to suggest having a the top research via categories, but i feel that it may put in limitations and a lot administrative headaches for the team. Nevertheless, would really love to see how things develop further. Wishing the team all the best!

1 year ago

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Your project is important because it supports science. Supporting science projects will contribute to the development of the world. Thanks to the projects you will support, scientists will be able to reach more people. It will be possible for the project to reach more people. I found your project successful. good luck

1 year ago

The crowdfunding idea of this project and the posibility to team up is one of best parts of this project. It will be difficult to get people on board cause most scientific research is in the hands of the big compagnies. To store research and papers on the blockchain and let the author be paid for the work done is a good thing . But how to value the data and research done and what is the coin pegged to? How exactly does the copyright work?

1 year ago

The coin will be used for different functionalities on the platform, like storing information or in the scientific marketplace to exchange equipment and services and also for funding research ideas.
Definitely user acquisition will not be easy as the scientific community are skeptic in nature, but time and marketing will be of key to advance the project.

1 year ago

Copyright will be held by the contributor of scientific information, we as a company will not hold any copyright. He alone can decide if the information will be public or not, because the information will be locked with his private key.

1 year ago

Thanks for the explanantion Vlad!

1 year ago

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Sertan Ala guru

I just check your website and one pager. First of all as an PhD student on Environmental sciences and a crypto lover I Really like the idea of you project. "find a good solution for a current life problem" you have already fulfill this need for your project. Moreover website is well designed and easy to navigate for searching everything I need. I checked resumes from the whitepaper that most of the team seems really young, you may add some more elder people to seem more solid team for every type of investor. Conclusion it could have been better if you have put a marketing person who will be responsible for marketing o your ICO. as we all know current market condition its getting harder and harder everyday to collect fund even perfect projects can not hit softcap. Please see importance of show people what you can do and what you have done. Regards.

1 year ago

Thank you for the feedback, we try to attract veterans of the scientific community as advisors on
our project.

1 year ago

Interesting project. In my opinion this is a real world use case and creates value for participating scientists. But I see hurdles as well. It is going to be very difficult to compete with the established players on the market, like Science magazine. Also I don't see how the coin itself is going to bring any benefits to the community other then kickstarting the project, because your project could run on any given blockchain without a proprietary coin.

1 year ago

It will definitely not be easy to make changes in the current system, this is why we try to get the support of the scientific community.
The coin itself will be used to store information on the blockchain, in the scientific marketplace and funding of scientific ideas.

1 year ago

Blockchain and Research is a unique and a very attractive combination...Incentivizing authors or reviewers is a good idea.

1 year ago

Rose M new user

New idea for the scientific community.Good Luck.

1 year ago

Thank you

1 year ago

Is it something like Gridcoin?

1 year ago

We are completely different from Gridcoin, our aim is to improve overall scientific collaboration and funding in the scientific community.

1 year ago

Jeff L senior

Actually, this is a good point brought up. On the matter of Boinc projects publishing or listing the research on the site. As far as I am supportive of Boinc, I think the platform needs to put in a differentiation and consideration of how it is different vs Boinc and Gridcoins and DCC.

1 year ago

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great idea + i love the webpage

1 year ago

Great project but The concept is less unique and The background web is too empty

1 year ago

Thank you for the feedback, we started out last year as one of the first to tackle this concept. At the moment we are the only science based project with a working prototype.

1 year ago