Resource Management in eScience
eScience is carried out using various resources
like computational servers, data and sensors. Crypto currency
based tokens can be used to implement economy based resource
allocation schemes. Sharing and exchange of
distributed resource usages from various organizations can be
facilitated by using crypto currency tokens and smart contracts,
hence, leading to realization of sharing economy in the eScience
DAO based Virtual Research Environment
Distributed Autonomous Organizations (
Virtual Research Environments can be developed that run continuously
on the blockchain even after the research projects are completed, hence,
making it possible to have longer lasting, more sustainable organizations
for Virtual Research Environments. Scalability can also be achieved
both in terms of having more researchers in each organization and also
in terms of being able to establish higher numbers of organizations.
Smart Contracts for eScience
Open (free) standardized and/or template
smart contracts for various
virtual organizations and various entities such as software, sensors,
servers, data, internet of things can be developed. Tools for
establishing / proving correctness
of smart contracts can be developed. Also, smart contract
programming languages especially for eScience can be developed.
Blockchain provides an excellent medium for
recording certifications of e-skills acquired by individuals.
For example, certifications of courses, trainings and programs
completed can be recorded and notarized on the blockchain.
Data on the blockchain can be analyzed/mined to get a
global picture of workforce availability for various e-skills
at any moment of time.
Search engines can be built on top of the blockchain data
to locate individuals with required skills.