Tallinn, Estonia-headquartered Orvium, the first decentralized social platform for scientific publications management, funding and collaboration based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain announced in a press release CoinReport received from Wachsman, Orvium’s PR firm, that it has been recognized as a Standard Technology Partner of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network.
Orvium seeks to transform the speed of academic review process, incentivizing peer review on the blockchain via tokenized economic and reputational rewards. The platform draws its team from such institutions and organizations as NASA, Oracle, Amazon, CERN and others. Making use of many pioneering technologies, including AI and blockchain, Orvium considerably cuts the lengthy and, in many cases, expensive process of having research published by conventional publishing companies. The platform seeks to make scientific data more accessible and at the same time give researchers more control over their work and its distribution rights. Getting recognized as the AWS Partner Network’s Standard Technology Partner allows for Orvium to deliver software solutions that are integrated with the AWS Cloud.
The network assists firms in funding, technical support, promotion and marketing while offers a platform for networking with potential customers and partner institutions.
With the announcement, Orvium has also released an early-stage version of its platform, a considerable landmark in its objective to streamline the academic review and publishing process.
“Today is an important step towards realising Orvium’s goal of enabling open access to academic research and scientific knowledge using groundbreaking blockchain technology, though our work is far from over,” said Orvium co-founder Manuel Martin in the news release we received. “Becoming a Standard Technology Partner of the AWS Partner Network is further vindication of our tireless efforts to date, and represents a significant seal of approval from the gold standard in cloud computing services.”
The AWS Partner Network collaboration expedites the release of Orvium’s Beta version that features several of the functionalities matching the open-source platform’s planned final edition. The platform users will be able to present their studies for publication, go through submission copies and keep track of the lifecycle of the paper from research to publication. Other features are a number of article export options and the potential to incorporate external apps; an extensive user management system that has a personal profile, settings and passwords; and a secure user identification system through email, GitHub or ORCID. The platform will also allow for its users to make searches for research data and publications related to their work.
Orvium is developed on the Invenio framework, an open-source technology created at European CERN, where Antonio Romero and Martin – two of the platform’s co-founders – have contributed to the research of the organization. Meanwhile, the current works of the platform’s team are directly in line with the view of the Open Access 2020 enterprise, a worldwide strategy to improve the visibility, cost and speed in the scholarly publishing space while also move away from conventional subscription models.
Martin added, “The public beta showcases our vision of an open-source platform that can facilitate the many positive benefits of scientific research. It illustrates what the final product will look like and represents an innovative step towards the practical implementation of blockchain technology. It also helps us align this vision with our community and we look forward to engaging with them on their experience using the public beta as we move towards our ultimate goal of completing the Orvium platform.”
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