Important update: starting today 28 April 2020 all the scientific works registered on the ResearchProof page will be timestamped in both eIDAS compliant timestamping and bitcoin blockchain technology.

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The Researchproof for Academy Initiative was launched one month ago in response to the COVID-19 global emergency, to provide scientists worldwide with a new, donation-based tool to prove authorship of scientific results in an internationally, legally valid way and be more incentivised to share those results at an early stage in a worry-free way.

The purpose of the ResearchProof for Academy Initiative is to offer scientists around the world an easy and quick tool to prove authorship of scientific results in a legally valid way, to encourage scientists to share early results in a worry-free way and thus help increase the pace of production of scientific results.


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Great news from the ResearchProof Team: today we launched the ResearchProof for Academy Initiative, our new donation-based notarisation service for scientists to prove authorship of scientific results in a legally and internationally valid way using blockchain and cryptographic timestamping, to help scientists register early results, encouraging worry-free sharing and thus helping to increase the pace of production of scientific results.

With ResearchProof for Academy scientists can generate a legally and internationally valid unfalsifiable timestamp to prove the authorship of their scientific results prior to their dissemination, using both cryptographic timestamping and blockchain technologies.

In view of the COVID-19 international emergency, to support as much as possible rapid dissemination of scientific research with new technological tools, we decided to make the ResearchProof for Academy Initiative permanently available to the scientific community as a donation-based service for academic use, meaning that if you belong to an academic institution, or if you perform independent scientific research, you can use our platform for free and donate to support us. …


Recently, we presented the ResearchProof Registry at ITASEC, the main Italian Conference on Cybersecurity, which was held in Pisa between the 12th and the 15th of February.

The Research Proof Registry is the core component of the platform, which allows to store a resource (such as a preliminary research result) and protect it with an internationally valid, legal and verifiable timestamp through a public blockchain, thus proving the authorship of scientific results prior to their dissemination.

The Italian Conference on CyberSecurity (ITASEC) is an annual event supported and organized by the Cybersecurity National Lab.

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The 2019 edition has taken place in Pisa and it gathered Italian researchers and professionals working in the field of cybersecurity, from both private and public sectors, and include academia, industries, research institutions, and government. …

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Blockchain and cryptography Open-access platform to foster sharing of preliminary, negative and single results in science

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