The U.S. government will provide financial support to employees of the University of California in San Diego which is working on platform based on a distributed registry.
Subhashini Sivagnanam, researcher and developer of the division of scientific computing center in San Diego, won a grant from the National science Foundation in the amount of 818 thousand dollars. The money will be allocated to create an open network, i.e. a distributed registry, through which researchers will be able to learn quickly and to verify data obtained during various scientific experiments.
The national science Foundation has participated in the distribution of Federal resources to support research initiatives. In recent years, this research organization has helped several blockchain projects, including those focused on various aspects of cryptocurrencies incentive mechanisms and blockchain technology use cases.
The project, which employs professionals from the University of California at San Diego, will be a network cyberinfrastructure, based on the technology of the distributed registry. With its help, researchers will be able to provide metadata to verify information about their own scientific data sets, and update it as required in the audit form.
In other words, the system will be a current digital catalogue of research works, which will grow as new information becomes available. With this network, researchers will be able to trust the data intended for further work.
Project funding will begin September 1, 2018 and will end on 31 August 2021.