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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
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Wednesday, October 10 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Blockchain in Scholarly Communication

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All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Blockchain in Scholarly Communication – Introduction and Overview
Speaker: Karmen Condic-Jurkic
Blockchain enthusiasts aim to disrupt academic ecosystem - from the way research gets published and cited to funding distribution, reputation management and creation of new incentives. This exciting new technology brings a promise to democratize access to research processes in various stages and to make science more open, both to researchers, investors and general public. But, many problems currently encountered in academia can't be solved simply with a use of new technology and a widespread adoption of new tools will take time and effort. Before engaging in such a large scale process, we need to think about the benefits and costs of having such technology in use, and ultimately, what do researchers really need. Join the conversation!
ARTiFACTS--Blockchain’s application for real-time citations and reputation building
Speakers: Courtney Morris and Dave Kochalko
ARTiFACTS will discuss how BC can help leverage reputation as an incentive for building a real-time search, discovery and research index of all research artifacts, not just published articles/pre-prints, for conducting open science.
The Scholarly Wallet
Speakers: Alexander Garcia Castro and Michael Conlon
Managing scholarly reputation through assertions of authorship, peer review, and other contributions to scholarly works is under development as a “scholarly wallet.”  Deployed on an open blockchain for science, and interfaced to assertion management systems such as VIVO, the scholarly wallet can potentially assure open, enduring access to the scholarly commons.